Corn Harvest at 68%; Soybean at 95%

Corn Harvest at 68%; Soybean at 95% November 6, 2017

Temperatures averaged 2-8 degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending November 5. Precipitation was limited across the state, allowing for corn harvest to advance and most of the soybean harvest to be completed.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 18% short, 79% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 19% short, 76% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Crop Condition & Progress

  • Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 10% poor, 23% fair, 45% good, and 19% excellent. Corn harvested was 68%, behind 82% last year and 81% for the five-year average.
  • Soybeans harvested was 95%, equal to last year, and near the five-year average of 98%.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 27% fair, 51% good, and 11% excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 93%, near 97% last year and the average of 95%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 3% poor, 15% fair, 48% good, and 31% excellent. Sorghum harvested was 66%, well behind 90% last year, and behind the average of 84%.
  • Proso millet harvest was 96% complete.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 11% poor, 43% fair, 38% good, and 5% excellent.

To view how harvest in other states is progressing see the national USDA-NASS Crop Progress Report for Nov. 6.