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Corn, soybeans conditions down from last year

Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops look to be in good condition so far this year.

Both the soybean and corn condition is down this year from last year. That’s the latest news from the Crop Progress report issued June 26. In this week’s report, 12% of the corn is in excellent and 55% is in good condition. When it comes to soybeans, 10% is in excellent and 57% is in good condition.

That is down from 2016 when 60% of the soybean crop was in good condition and 12% was in excellent. Last year’s corn report stated 59% was in good and 16% was excellent condition.

States that appear to be challenged due to weather concerns include Indiana with 40% good, Wisconsin with 50% and South Dakota with 43% good condition.



Some good news for soybeans involves the emerged report. According to the latest edition, 94% of the soybean crop planted has emerged, up 3% over the four-year average of 91%.

In Minnesota, 100% is reporting emerged. The other states leading the way include Illinois with 97%, Ohio with 96% and Indiana with 90%.

This week’s crop progress report added corn silking and soybeans blooming to the list of reports.

According to the latest crop progress report, 9% of the soybean crop is blooming, compared to the 7% average over the past four years.

The states leading the pack with the amount of soybeans blooming include Louisiana with 79%, Mississippi—61%; and Arkansas with 60% blooming.

When it comes to the amount of corn entering the silk stage, the average is 4% compared to the four-year average of 5%.

The states with the most corn in the silking stage include North Carolina with 60% and Texas with 56%.



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