Corn, Soybean Condition Declines, but Progressing Well

Corn, Soybean Condition Declines, but Progressing Well

Corn condition is rated 66% good to excellent, down from 73% the previous week, with 96% dough and 60% dented. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent, down from 76% the previous week, with 98% setting pods and 5% dropping leaves. Dry edible bean condition remained steady at 69% good to excellent, with 90% setting pods and 22% dropping leaves.

Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 21% fair, 47% good, and 19% excellent. Corn dough was 96%, well ahead of 75% last year, and ahead of 86% for the five-year average. Dented was 60%, well ahead of 31% last year, and ahead of 41% average. Mature was 7%, ahead of 1% average.

Soybean condition rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 18% fair, 51% good, and 20% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 98%, ahead of 82% last year and 90% average. Dropping leaves was 5%, near 3% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 25% fair, 36% good, and 28% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 43%, well ahead of 19% last year, and ahead of 37% average. Mature was 1%.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 8% poor, 22% fair, 53% good, and 16% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 95%, near 96% last year. Setting pods was 90%, near 87% last year. Dropping leaves was 22%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 11% very poor, 20% poor, 30% fair, 35% good, and 4% excellent.

For the week ending August 23, 2020, there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 24% very short, 40% short, 36% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 21% very short, 36% short, 43% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.