Favorable Weather Allows Plenty of Suitable Days for Fieldwork in MN & Iowa Last Week, According to the USDA

Favorable weather conditions allowed Minnesota farmers 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork last week, according to the USDA.

Corn emergency was at 97%.  Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 32% fair, 53% good and 12% excellent.

Soybean planted was 97% complete.  Soybean emergence was at 83%, 21 days behind last year and 8 days behind the five year average.  Soybean condition was 1% very poor, 2% poor, 33% fair, 54% good and 10% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1% very short, 6% short, 76% adequate and 17% surplus.

In Iowa, the USDA says that most of the state saw little rainfall and above average temperatures for last week, resulting in 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn condition rating was 83% good to excellent.

Soybeans are 93% emerged, 6 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of average. Iowa’s soybean condition was rated 80% good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3% very short, 17% short, 74% adequate and 6% surplus.