Despite a drop in top-corn-producer Iowa’s good-to-excellent score, the general situation of the nation’s corn crop held regular final week, USDA NASS stated in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.
NASS estimated that 72% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Sunday, Aug. 2, unchanged from the earlier week and nonetheless the third-highest good-to-excellent score in 10 years.
“Illinois corn was rated 76% good to excellent, Nebraska 77%, Minnesota 85% and Wisconsin 81%,” stated DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. “Iowa’s good-to-excellent rating fell another 4 points last week to 73%.”
Corn growth nationwide continued to run forward of regular final week. Silking reached 92% as of Sunday, 5 share factors forward of the five-year common of 87%. Corn within the dough stage was estimated at 39%, 6 share factors forward of the five-year common of 33%.
Soybean growth additionally continued to run forward of the common tempo final week. Soybeans blooming was estimated at 85%, Three share factors forward of the five-year common of 82%. The portion of the crop setting pods was estimated at 59%, 5 share factors forward of the five-year common.
Soybean circumstances improved barely final week. NASS estimated that 73% of the nation’s soybean crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Aug. 2, up 1 share level from 72% the earlier week. The present good-to-excellent score for soybeans is now the best in 10 years, Mantini stated.
“Illinois soybeans were rated 76% good to excellent, Nebraska 79%, Wisconsin 83% and Minnesota 85%,” Mantini stated. “Iowa fell another 3 points to 73% good to excellent last week.”
Winter wheat harvest slowed final week, shifting forward simply Four share factors to succeed in 85% full as of Sunday. That is Three share factors behind the five-year common of 88%.
DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman famous that though winter wheat harvest is barely behind regular, no important issues have been reported.
“Nebraska is within 4 percentage points of being finished, and South Dakota is 87% harvested,” Hultman stated. “Washington is one-third harvested, and Montana shows the least progress at 20%.”
Spring wheat harvest was additionally trailing the conventional tempo at 5% harvested as of Sunday, in comparison with the five-year common of 10%. South Dakota was main the pack at 35% full, Hultman famous.
Spring wheat situation elevated one other Three share factors to 73% good to glorious. That’s the third-highest score for the crop prior to now 10 years, Hultman stated.
“Sixty-eight percent of the spring wheat crop in North Dakota is rated good-to-excellent, up 4 points from the previous week,” Hultman stated. “The highest rating remains in Idaho at 83% good-to-excellent, even after this week’s 5-point drop.”
To view weekly crop progress studies issued by National Ag Statistics Service workplaces in particular person states, go to http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map within the “Find Data and Reports by” part and select the state you want to view within the drop-down menu. Then search for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Soybeans Setting Pods||59||43||32||54|
|Winter Wheat Harvested||85||81||80||88|
|Spring Wheat Harvested||5||1||2||10|
|Cotton Setting Bolls||54||42||55||55|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|