Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead

Crop Conditions Favorable; Progress On-Track or Ahead August 6, 2018

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 11% fair, 56% good, and 29% excellent. Corn silking was 95%, near 96% for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 57%, well ahead of 37% last year and the five-year average of 35%. Dented was 6%, near 3% both last year and average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 12% fair, 61% good, and 23% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 93%, equal to last year, and near 92% average. Setting pods was 69%, ahead of 62% last year and 61% average.

Winter wheat harvested was 94%, behind 100% last year, and near the average of 96%.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 15% fair, 62% good, and 22% excellent. Sorghum headed was 79%, well ahead of 54% last year and 57% average. Coloring was 5%, near 4% last year and 6% average.

Oats harvested was 96%, ahead of 91% last year and 85% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 17% fair, 59% good, and 17% excellent.

Soil Moisture

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 3% very short, 18% short, 72% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 20% short, 73% adequate, and 4% surplus.