In Minnesota last week, the USDA says there were 6.4 days rated suitable for fieldwork.
Corn silking reached 90%, one day ahead of last year and nine days ahead of the average. Corn condition was rated 38% good to excellent.
Soybeans blooming reached 92%, four days ahead of last year and over a week ahead of average. Soybean condition declined to 36% good to excellent, compared to the previous week’s 43%.
Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 37% very short, 44% short, 19% adequate and 0% surplus.
In Iowa, hot, dry conditions and minimal rain resulted in 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork in the state last week.
The USDA says corn silking or beyond reached 80%, equal to the five year average. Corn in the dough stage reached 21%, three days ahead of normal. Iowa’s corn condition was rated 65% good to excellent.
Soybeans blooming were at 85%, six days ahead of average. Soybean condition was rated 64% good to excellent.
Topsoil moisture levels statewide were rated 14% very short, 39% short, 46% adequate and 1% surplus.