Cold, Wet Weather Slowed Harvest Progress in Minnesota and Iowa Last Week

Wet and cold weather slowed down the harvest in Minnesota last week as there were only 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork across the state.

 

The USDA said that as of Sunday, corn that has dented or beyond was 94%, 17 days behind last year and 15 days behind average, 54% of Minnesota’s corn crop was rated in good to excellent condition.

 

The USDA also says that 80% of Minnesota’s soybeans have begun dropping leaves, 13 days behind last year and 9 days behind average, 56% of the state’s soybeans were rated in good to excellent condition.

 

In Iowa last week there were 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork according to the USDA.

 

As of Sunday, 94 percent of the state’s corn crop has reached the dent stage, 21 days behind last year and 16 days behind the five year average, 65% of Iowa’s corn was rated in good to excellent condition and 68% of the state’s soybeans have begun dropping leaves, 15 days behind last year and 10 days behind average, 64% of Iowa’s soybeans were rated in good to excellent condition.