Corn Planting Nears Completion, Soybeans at 71%

Corn plant

Corn Planting Nears Completion, Soybeans at 71%

For the week ending May 16, 2021, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 20% short, 72% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 29% short, 62% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 86%, near 89% last year, but ahead of 77% for the five-year average. Emerged was 34%, behind 51% last year and near 35% average.

Soybeans planted was 71%, near 75% last year, but well ahead of 46% average. Emerged was 16%, behind 26% last year, but ahead of 11% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 38% fair, 42% good and 6% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 8%, near 4% last year, but behind 18% average.

Sorghum planted was 16%, behind 26% last year, and near 19% average.

Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 55% good and 6% excellent. Oats emerged was 89%, ahead of 80% both last year and average.

Dry edible beans planted was 2%, near 4% last year and 1% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 42% fair, 40% good and 4% excellent.