The majority of the overall U.S. corn crop has silks, while nearly one-third of the crop has hit dough stage. With 32% of the crop at dough stage, the overall crop is well behind the five-year average of 48% at this time. Five percent of the overall crop has started denting. The five-year average for denting is 17%.
States seeing less than 25% of their corn crops in dough stage include Colorado (19%), Iowa (9%), Minnesota (7%), North Dakota (10%) and Wisconsin (12%). Those same states have yet to see corn start denting, along with Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Three states have more than or close to 50% of their corn crops denting: North Carolina (72%), Tennessee (48%) and Texas (61%).
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Corn condition didn’t change in the last week and still sits at 64% good/excellent and 11% very poor/poor overall. Kentucky still has the best corn at 89% good/excellent. Corn looks good in other states as well, including: Pennsylvania (87% good/excellent), Tennessee (87%) and Ohio (82%). The corn in toughest shape is in Kansas where over one-quarter of the crop is in very poor/poor condition. Just over 20% of corn in Colorado is in very poor/poor condition. Last year at this time, less than one-quarter of the overall corn crop was in good/excellent condition, while just over 50% of the overall crop was in very poor/poor condition.
Soybeans are getting closer to a complete bloom. Eighty-eight percent of the overall crop has bloomed. This is only 4 points behind the five-year average. Nearly 60% of the overall crop has set pods. The five-year average is 68%. States with less than 50% of their beans setting pods include: Kansas (43%), Kentucky (42%), Missouri (35%), North Carolina (28%), Tennessee (45%) and Wisconsin (40%).
Overall soybean condition stayed about the same over the last week. The crop is in 64% good/excellent condition, and 9% of the crop is in very poor/poor condition. Kentucky has the best crop of the major soybean-producing states at 87% good/excellent. Other states with high good/excellent ratings include: Tennessee (83%), Ohio (73%), Nebraska (71%), Michigan (72%), Indiana (76%) and Illinois (70%). The roughest soybean crops are in Arkansas (16% very poor/poor), Iowa (15%) and Missouri (14%). It should be noted that Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee have no soybeans in very poor condition. Also, last year, nearly one-third of the overall soybean crop was in good/excellent condition, while 38% of the overall crop was in very poor/poor condition.
Map: Climate Corp. See more crop progress maps from Climate Corp.
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