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|
|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|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|