Minnesota farmers were able to take advantage of 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 23rd, according to the USDA.
Minnesota’s statewide corn was 77% emerged, the same as last year but 8 days ahead of the 5 year average. Soybean planting progress was nearly completed at 97% planted, 11 days ahead of last year and 3 weeks ahead of average. Soybean emergence reached 49%, which is 2 days ahead of last year and 8 days ahead of average.
Potato planting was 87% complete, 3 days ahead of last year and 2 days ahead of average. Sunflowers were 84% planted, 11 days ahead of last year and 9 days ahead of normal.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 5% very short, 27% short, 66% adequate and 2% surplus statewide.