According to the USDA’s Weekly Report, scattered rainfall throughout Minnesota allowed 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Corn dented reached 94%, seven days behind last year, but seven days ahead of average. Corn mature reached 59%, one day behind last year but eight days ahead of the average. Corn harvested for grain reached 6%, eight days ahead of last year and 12 days ahead of the average. Corn harvested for silage reached 85%. Corn condition rated 38% good to excellent.
Soybeans coloring reached 96%, one day ahead of last year and over a week ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 74%, two days ahead of last year and seven days ahead of the average. Soybeans harvested reached 11%. Soybean condition was rated 35% good to excellent.
Statewide, topsoil moisture supplies were rated 11% very short, 24% short, 61% adequate and 4% surplus.