Harvest Progress: 27% of Soybeans, 17% of Corn

Combining corn at sunset
What a beautiful dry day for combining corn until sunset. (Photo by Ryan Loseke)

Harvest Progress: 27% of Soybeans, 17% of Corn October 1, 2018

As weather allowed, harvest continued across the state last week, reported USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Monday.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 11% fair, 52% good, and 31% excellent. Corn mature was 84%, ahead of 68% last year and 71% for the five-year average. Harvested was 17%, ahead of 11% for both last year and the average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 10% fair, 57% good, and 28% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 92%, near 91% last year, and ahead of the 85% average. Harvested was 27%, ahead of 18% last year and the five-year average of 17%.

Winter wheat planted was 72%, ahead of 67% last year, but near the average of 74%. Emerged was 31%, behind 38% last year and an average of 41%.

Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 15% fair, 53% good, and 29% excellent. Seventy-one percent of the state's sorghum was mature, ahead of 60% last year and the average of 65%. Harvested was 17%, near 16% last year, and ahead of the average of 9%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 60% good, and 13% excellent.

See the National USDA Crop Progress Report to see how other states are faring.