Corn and Soybean Conditions in MN & Iowa Remain Relatively Steady Last Week

Minnesota Farmers had 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week according to the USDA.


In it’s report for the week ending July 18th, the USDA says corn silking in Minnesota, reached 62%, one day behind last year, but five days ahead of the average.  Corn condition was rated 42% good to excellent.


Soybeans blooming reached 79%, equal to last year but one week ahead of average.  Soybean condition declined to 43% good to excellent, compared to the previous week’s 45%.


Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 31% very short, 47% short, 22% adequate and 0% surplus.


In Iowa, the USDA says variable precipitation resulted in 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork statewide last week.  Days suitable ranged from just 1.6 days in southeast Iowa to 5.3 days in the north central area.


There were scattered reports of crops lying flat dure to hail and high winds.


Corn silking or beyond reached 60%, one day ahead of the five year average.  Corn in the dough stage reached 6%, three days ahead of normal.  Corn condition was rated 68% good to excellent.


Soybeans blooming reached 75%, six days ahead of the five year average.  Soybean condition was rated 65% good to excellent.


Topsoil moisture levels were rated 6% very short, 27% short, 62% adequate and 5% surplus.