Favorable weather conditions allowed farmers 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Minnesota last week, according to the USDA.
Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 27% fair, 57% good and 11% excellent. Soybean emergence was at 98%, 18 days behind last year and 6 days behind the 5 year average. Soybean blooming was at 6%, Soybean condition was 1% very poot, 3% poor, 28% fair, 58% good and 10% excellent.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 5% very short, 18% short, 66% adequate and 11% surplus.
In Iowa last week, there was very little rain statewide, resulting in 6 days suitable for fieldwork according to the USDA.
Corn began silking at 2%, 3 days behind last year and 4 days behind average. Corn condition rated 77% good to excellent.
Thirteen percent of soybeans were blooming, 9 days behind last year and 4 days behind average. Iowa’s soybean condition was rated at 77% good to excellent.
Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 7% very short, 27% short, 63% adequate and 3% surplus.