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Corn Good-to-Excellent Condition Rating Drops Another 5 Percentage Points

The U.S. corn crop’s good-to-excellent score fell final week resulting from vital score declines for a number of main corn-producing states, USDA NASS mentioned in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

NASS estimated that 64% of the nation’s corn crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Sunday, Aug. 23, down 5 proportion factors from 69% and now the fifth-highest good-to-excellent score up to now 10 years.

“Good-to-excellent ratings in Michigan fell 11 points, Iowa was down 9 points, Nebraska was down 7 points and South Dakota was down 6,” mentioned DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.

Meanwhile, corn growth phases remained roughly in keeping with five-year averages. Eighty-eight p.c of corn was within the dough stage as of Sunday, 6 proportion factors forward of the five-year common of 82%, and 44% of the crop was dented, 5 proportion factors forward of the common of 39%. Corn mature was estimated at 5%, forward of two% on the similar time final yr however equal to the five-year common.

Like corn, soybean situations additionally declined once more final week. NASS estimated that 69% of the nation’s soybean crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Aug. 23, down Three proportion factors from 72% the earlier week however nonetheless the third-highest score in at the least 10 years.

“Good-to-excellent ratings in Michigan and South Dakota were down 10 points each, Iowa was down 6 points and Nebraska was down 5 points,” Hultman mentioned.

Soybean growth was additionally operating at a near-normal tempo. Soybeans setting pods was estimated at 92%, 5 proportion factors forward of the five-year common of 87%. Soybeans dropping leaves was estimated at 4%, equal to the five-year common.

Winter wheat harvest moved forward one other Four proportion factors final week to succeed in 97% full as of Sunday, simply 1 proportion level behind the common tempo of 98%.

“Montana and Washington are 82% done compared to the average of 90%-91%, while Idaho is 83% complete, just below the average of 88%,” mentioned DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.

Spring wheat harvest jumped forward 19 proportion factors to succeed in 49% full as of Sunday. That was effectively forward of 32% on the similar time final yr however nonetheless 13 proportion factors behind the five-year common of 62%.

“Spring wheat harvest progress in North Dakota is the slowest, at 39% harvested versus a five-year average of 59%, and Minnesota is now 54% done compared to the average of 69%,” Mantini mentioned.

USDA estimated that 71% of the spring wheat crop nonetheless in fields was in good-to-excellent situation, up 1 proportion level from the earlier week. There was a achieve of 1 proportion level within the wonderful class to 13%.

“Sixty-three percent of the spring wheat crop in North Dakota is rated good to excellent, down 2 percentage points from last week,” Mantini mentioned. “Minnesota is still highly rated at 77% good to excellent.”

To view weekly crop progress reviews 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
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 88 76 66 82
Corn Dented 44 23 24 39
Corn Mature 5 NA 2 5
Soybeans Setting Pods 92 84 76 87
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 4 NA 2 4
Winter Wheat Harvested 97 93 95 98
Spring Wheat Harvested 49 30 32 62
Cotton Setting Bolls 88 80 89 89
Cotton Bolls Opening 22 15 27 19
Sorghum Headed 91 83 83 88
Sorghum Coloring 47 34 38 47
Sorghum Mature 21 NA 22 26
Oats Harvested 85 74 71 84
Barley Harvested 55 34 47 72
Rice Headed 93 86 94 96
Rice Harvested 17 13 14 17

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 4 8 24 49 15 3 7 21 52 17 3 10 30 47 10
Soybean 2 6 23 55 14 2 5 21 56 16 3 10 32 46 9
Spring Wheat 2 4 23 58 13 2 4 24 58 12 1 5 25 60 9
Cotton 12 13 29 37 9 7 15 33 35 10 2 15 40 35 8
Rice 1 3 20 58 18 1 3 20 59 17 1 5 25 48 21
Sorghum 5 11 30 43 11 5 9 29 45 12 1 6 27 51 15
Barley 1 3 16 58 22 1 3 19 59 18 1 4 19 61 15

Source: DTN

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