Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Pushes Ahead of Average Pace

Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Pushes Ahead of Average Pace

For the week ending Oct. 10, 2021, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 38% short, 54% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 44% short, 43% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 7% poor, 18% fair, 44% good and 26% excellent. Corn mature was 93%, near 95% last year and 89% for the five-year average. Harvested was 29%, near 32% last year, but ahead of 22% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 18% fair, 52% good and 23% excellent. Soybeans harvested was 60%, behind 78% last year, but ahead of 42% average.

Winter wheat planted was 88%, equal to last year, and near 89% average. Emerged was 60%, near 56% last year and 63% average.

Sorghum condition rated 6% very poor, 14% poor, 28% fair, 38% good and 14% excellent. Sorghum mature was 90%, near 94% last year and 89% average. Harvested was 38%, ahead of 29% last year and 24% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 81%, behind 86% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 12% very poor, 14% poor, 57% fair, 16% good and 1% excellent.

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