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Corn, soybean conditions stand firm

Both crop’s conditions on average are unwavering as they near the end of July.

On average, the soybean conditions gained a point in the good/excellent category. The crop progress report shows 70% as good/excellent compared to last week’s 69%.

So far, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (78%), Iowa (68%), Minnesota (76%), Nebraska (85%), North Dakota (84%). Four of the five states showed an increase, but Iowa dropped 7% in the past week.

Corn conditions

The crop progress report showed that corn condition is unchanged from last week, holding at 72%.

Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (79%), Illinois (82%), Nebraska (87%), Minnesota (78%), Kansas (50%). Four of these leader states showed an increase in the good/excellent condition, but Minnesota dropped 1%.

Overall, both corn and soybean crop maturity continue to run ahead of the four-year averages.

Corn silking

The report shows corn silking way ahead of the 62% four-year average, currently showing 81% of the corn is silking.

There are three states leading the way in the Midwest when to comes to corn silking. Illinois at 97%; 88% in Iowa and 86% in Indiana. However, three states are running behind the four-year average – Michigan (46%); Pennsylvania (52%) and Wisconsin (53%).

Corn dough

The report shows 18% of the corn planted is in the dough stage. That’s up 10% from the four-year average. The report shows Missouri (51%); Illinois (33%); and Kansas (34%).

However, most Midwest states are below the four year-average when it comes to the amount of corn in the dough stage.

Soybeans blooming

The soybean crop is speeding ahead in maturity. The report shows 78% soybeans blooming, compared to the four-year average of 63%. Illinois, Indiana and Iowa report being at least 15% above the four-year average.

Soybeans setting pods

It’s clear the soybean plants are busy setting pods. The report shows 44% are setting pods this week compared to the four-year average of 23%.

The only state below the four-year average is Michigan at 21%.

Meanwhile, Illinois leads the way with 66% followed by Indiana (53%); Iowa (40%); Ohio (41%); Nebraska (40%); Minnesota (35%); Missouri (32%); and Wisconsin (26%).

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