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%.