September 11, 2018
The latest crop condition report shows 68% of the corn crop is in good/excellent condition. Last week, the report showed 67% was in good/excellent condition.
Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (73%), Illinois (77%), Nebraska (82%), Minnesota (76%), Kansas (46%).
According to this week’s crop progress report, 68% of the soybean crop is in good/excellent condition. That’s up two points from last week’s 66%.
This week, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (79%), Iowa (72%), Minnesota (71%), Nebraska (82%), North Dakota (53%).
Producers are reporting 86% of their corn crop is in the dented stage. That’s up from the four -year average of 75%.
The crop progress report shows 35% of the corn planted this spring is now mature. That’s up from the four-year average of 21%.
Although the crop is ahead in maturity. It doesn’t appear, producers are rushing to the fields. The report shows 5% of the corn crop has been harvested. That’s a little above the 3%-- four-year average. However, it’s the same amount as last year.
Soybean dropping leaves
The crop progress report shows 31% of the soybeans planted are dropping their leaves. That’s up from the four-year average of 31%. The report showed 16% of the soybeans were dropping their leaves.
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