USDA NASS: Corn, Soybean Maturity Ahead of Normal

USDA NASS: Corn, Soybean Maturity Ahead of Normal September 27, 2018

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 12% fair, 51% good, and 31% excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Nebraska crop condition report for the week ending Sept. 23. Corn dented was 98%, near 96% for last year and the five-year average. Approximately 69% of the crop was mature, ahead of 52% last year and the five-year average of 53%. Nine percent had been harvested, near 6% reported last year and for the average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 11% fair, 54% good, and 29% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 84% , ahead of 76% last year and 69% average. Harvested was 13% , near 9% last year, and ahead of the average of 6%.

Winter wheat planted was 53% , ahead of 44% last year, but near the average of 56%. Eight percent had emerged, behind 13% last year and the average of 19%.

Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 56 good, and 28 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 95%, near 97 both last year and average. Mature was 48% , near 47% last year, and ahead of 41% average. Harvested was 6% , behind 11% last year, but near 4% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 18% fair, 62% good, and 14% excellent.