USDA says Most of Iowa’s Crops Have Been Planted and Most of MN’s Crops Are In, According to USDA

According to the USDA conditions allowed 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota for the week ending June 12th.

Corn planting reached 98% complete, with corn emergence at 85%, 15 days behind last year and 8 days behind the 5 year average.  Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 38% fair, 49% good and 9% excellent.

Soybean planting reached 88% complete, with soybean emergence at 62%, 18 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5 year average.  Soybean condition was 1% very poor, 2% poor, 36% fair, 54% good and 7% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 4% short, 71% adequate and 25% surplus.

In Iowa, the USDA says scattered rainfall and some hail, combined with mild temperatures resulted in 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

Row crop planting was virtually complete.  There were reports of recent weather issues making corn or soybean replanting necessary for some producers.  Corn emergence reached 95%, 1 week behind last year, but 1 day ahead of the 5 year average.  Corn condition rating remained 86% good to excellent.

Ninety-seven percent of soybean have been planted, 8 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of the 5 year average.  Eighty-four percent of soybeans have emerged, 1 week behind last year but 2 days ahead of average.  Iowa’s soybean condition rated 82% good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 2% very short, 9% short, 79% adequate and 10% surplus.