Corn at 95% Planted, Soybeans 85% Completed

Corn plant

Corn at 95% Planted, Soybeans 85% Completed

For the week ending May 23, 2021, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 15% short, 80% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 23% short, 70% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 95%, near 96% last year, but ahead of 89% for the five-year average. Emerged was 62%, behind 74% last year, but near 59% average.

Soybeans planted was 85%, near 87% last year, but ahead of 66% average. Emerged was 44%, behind 52% last year, but ahead of 28% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 10% poor, 40% fair, 44% good and 4% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 28%, ahead of 20% last year, but behind 33% average.

Sorghum planted was 28%, well behind 52% last year, and behind 35% average.

Oats condition rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 36% fair, 48% good and 5% excellent. Oats emerged was 94%, near 90% last year and ahead of 88% average. Headed was 9%, near 8% both last year and average.

Dry edible beans planted was 11%, behind 16% last year, but ahead of 4% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 52% fair, 33% good and 4% excellent.