Winter Wheat Harvest Lagging Behind 2020 Harvest

Wheat harvest

Winter Wheat Harvest Lagging Behind 2020 Harvest

For the week ending July 11, 2021, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 32% short, 57% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 38% short, 53% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 19% fair, 53% good and 24% excellent. Corn silking was 19%, near 17% last year, but behind 25% for the five-year average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 17% fair, 57% good and 22% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 59%, near 55% last year, and ahead of 44% average. Setting pods was 16%, near 12% last year and ahead of 4% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 30% fair, 47% good and 11% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 23%, well behind 45% last year, and behind 40% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 19% fair, 59% good and 21% excellent. Sorghum headed was 3%, behind 11% last year and 9% average.

Oats condition rated 5% very poor, 9% poor, 33% fair, 45% good and 8% excellent. Oats harvested was 13%, behind 30% last year and 25% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 18% fair, 70% good and 12% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 6%, behind 18% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 59% fair, 25% good and 3% excellent.