Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Finished

Wheat plant

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Finished

For the week ending Oct. 17, 2021, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 32% short, 59% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 41% short, 46% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 7% poor, 19% fair, 40% good and 29% excellent. Corn mature was 95%, near 98% last year, and equal to the five-year average. Harvested was 41%, behind 55% last year, but ahead of 33% average.

Soybeans harvested was 76%, behind 91% last year, but ahead of 58% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 26% fair, 51% good and 12% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 93%, equal to last year and near 94% average. Emerged was 76%, ahead of 70% last year, but near 77% average.

Sorghum condition rated 9% very poor, 14% poor, 25% fair, 32% good and 20% excellent. Sorghum mature was 94%, near 98% last year and 95% average. Harvested was 58%, near 56% last year, and well ahead of 38% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 89%, behind 95% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 13% very poor, 17% poor, 55% fair, 14% good and 1% excellent.

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