Crop Progress: Corn Planting at 85%, Dry Edible Bean Planting Begins

Soybean plant emerging

Crop Progress: Corn Planting at 85%, Dry Edible Bean Planting Begins

For the week ending May 22, 2022, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 31% short, 55% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 19% very short, 40% short, 40% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 85%, behind 94% last year, and near 88% for the five-year average. Emerged was 48%, behind 58% last year and 56% average.

Soybeans planted was 72%, behind 83% last year, but near 69% average. Emerged was 27%, behind 40% last year, and near 30% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 20% very poor, 21% poor, 28% fair, 25% good and 6% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 27%, near 25% last year and equal to average.

Sorghum planted was 24%, near 26% last year and behind 31% average.

Oats condition rated 10% very poor, 13% poor, 27% fair, 48% good and 2% excellent. Oats planted was 96%, near 100% last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 87%, behind 93% last year and near 88% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 9%, near 10% last year and 5% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 16% very poor, 23% poor, 34% fair, 26% good and 1% excellent.

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