Minnesota had 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 31st, according to the USDA. Dry conditions continued across much of the state.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 8% very short, 20% short, 66% adequate and 6% surplus.
Corn silking was at 75%, 5 days behind the 5 year average. Corn that has reached the dough stage reached 13%. Corn condition was 7% poor to very poor, 30% fair and 63% good to excellent.
Soybeans blooming or beyond reached 81%, 5 days behind average. Soybeans setting pods reached 36%. Soybean condition was 5% poor to very poor, 29% fair and 66% good to excellent.
In Iowa, very little precipitation last week resulted in 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Increasingly dry conditions are a concern for many.
Topsoil moisture condition was rated 17% very short, 32% short, 50% adequate and 1% surplus.
Corn silking or beyond was 87%, 2 days behind both last year and the 5 year average. Thirty percent of the corn has reached the dough stage or beyond, 3 days behind last year, but even with the average. One percent of Iowa’s corn has reached the dent stage, 6 days behind last year and 3 days behind average. Corn condition fell slightly to 76% good to excellent.
Eighty three percent of Iowa’s soybeans were blooming, 1 week behind last year and 2 days behind average, 53% of the soybeans were setting pods, 6 days behind last year and 1 day behind the 5 year average. Iowa’s soybean condition declined slightly to 73% good to excellent.