According to the USDA, dryer conditions allowed for 6.1 days suitable for field work in Minnesota for the week ending September 12th.
Corn dented reached 86%, six days behind last year but five days ahead of average. Corn mature reached 34%, three days behind last year but six days ahead of average. Corn harvested for grain reached 3% and corn harvested for silage reached 71%, three days ahead of last year and 2 weeks ahead of the five year average. Corn condition was rated 39% good to excellent.
Soybeans coloring reached 86%, two days ahead of last year and over a week ahead of the five year average. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 49%, three days ahead of last year and six days ahead of average. Soybeans harvested reached 3%. Soybean condition was rated 37% good to excellent.
Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 15% very short, 28% short, 55% adequate and 2% surplus.