Good-to-excellent situation scores have been the identical for each U.S. corn and soybeans final week — a slight drop for corn however regular for soybeans, USDA NASS mentioned in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.
NASS estimated that 71% of the corn crop was in good-to-excellent situation as of Sunday, July 5, down 2 proportion factors from 73% the earlier week however nonetheless properly above 57% on the similar time a 12 months in the past.
“Iowa and Minnesota, each with 85% good-to-excellent corn condition ratings, continue to stand out, as does Pennsylvania at 82% and Nebraska at 74% good to excellent,” mentioned DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. “Michigan and Colorado have the highest percentage of corn rated very poor to poor, at 14% and 16%, respectively.”
Corn silking continued to run behind the common tempo final week. NASS estimated that 10% of corn was silking, 6 proportion factors behind the five-year common of 16%.
Soybean improvement, alternatively, was close to to barely forward of regular final week. Soybeans blooming was estimated at 31%, 7 proportion factors forward of the five-year common of 24%, whereas soybeans setting pods was estimated at 2%, close to the five-year common of 4%.
“Key soybean-producing states like Iowa (37% in bloom), Minnesota (43%) and Nebraska (41%) are well ahead of average,” Mantini famous.
The nationwide soybean situation score got here in the identical because the corn crop: 71% good to glorious. That was unchanged from the earlier week and nonetheless properly forward of 53% on the similar time final 12 months.
“The percentage of soybeans nationwide rated excellent rose by 1 percentage point from last week to 14%,” Mantini famous. “Iowa, at 84% good to excellent, along with Minnesota (83%), Wisconsin (79%) and Nebraska (76%), soybeans are highly rated.”
The proportion of spring wheat headed jumped 27 proportion factors final week to attain 63% as of Sunday, 5 proportion factors behind the common of 68%.
Spring wheat situation was estimated at 70% good to glorious, up 1 proportion level from 69% the earlier week.
“A 7-percentage-point drop in Idaho’s spring wheat rating was offset by smaller gains in other spring wheat states,” mentioned DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.
Meanwhile, winter wheat harvest moved forward 15 proportion factors final week to attain 56% full as of Sunday, 1 proportion level forward of the five-year common of 55%.
“Harvest in Kansas in 80% complete, Illinois is 81% and Missouri is at 84% finished,” Hultman mentioned. “Nebraska winter wheat is 16% harvested, and South Dakota has not started yet.”
Winter wheat situation — for the portion of the crop nonetheless in fields — was rated 51% good to glorious, down 1 proportion level from 52% from the earlier week. Sixty-one % of North Dakota’s winter wheat crop was rated good-to-excellent.
To view weekly crop progress stories 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||2||NA||1||4|
|Winter Wheat Harvested||56||41||42||55|
|Spring Wheat Headed||63||36||47||68|
|Cotton Setting Bolls||13||9||11||13|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|