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Corn Condition Unchanged From Last Week

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
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Silking 92 82 72 87
Corn Dough 39 22 20 33
Soybeans Blooming 85 76 68 82
Soybeans Setting Pods 59 43 32 54
Winter Wheat Harvested 85 81 80 88
Spring Wheat Harvested 5 1 2 10
Cotton Squaring 91 84 92 91
Cotton Setting Bolls 54 42 55 55
Sorghum Headed 55 44 42 56
Sorghum Coloring 23 20 22 26
Oats Harvested 49 32 29 43
Rice Headed 59 43 55 68

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 2 5 21 55 17 2 5 21 55 17 3 10 30 47 10
Soybean 1 5 21 58 15 1 5 22 57 15 3 10 33 45 9
Spring Wheat 1 4 22 62 11 2 4 24 60 10 5 22 63 10
Cotton 3 13 39 36 9 3 13 35 40 9 1 12 33 44 10
Rice 2 22 57 19 3 21 57 19 1 6 25 45 23
Sorghum 2 8 35 42 13 2 9 36 42 11 1 5 26 54 14
Oats 2 8 28 53 9 3 9 27 52 9 2 6 27 54 11
Barley 1 2 16 62 19 1 3 16 56 24 5 19 64 12

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