Crop Progress: Harvest Gets Underway for Corn, Sorghum, Dry Beans

Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Gets Underway for Corn, Sorghum, Dry Beans

For the week ending Sept. 11, 2022, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 47% very short, 35% short, 18% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 43% very short, 37% short, 20% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 18% very poor, 16% poor, 24% fair, 31% good and 11% excellent. Corn dented was 86%, near 88% last year and equal to the five-year average. Mature was 36%, near 33% last year and ahead of 27% average. Harvested was 1%, equal to last year and near 2% average.

Soybean condition rated 13% very poor, 17% poor, 27% fair, 34% good and 9% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 43%, equal to last year and ahead of 37% average.

Winter wheat planted was 5%, behind 15% last year and 10% average.

Sorghum condition rated 44% very poor, 22% poor, 14% fair, 15% good and 5% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 75%, behind 92% last year and 83% average. Mature was 14%, behind 24% last year and near 17% average. Harvested was 1%, near 2% last year and equal to the average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 3% very poor, 4% poor, 31% fair, 59% good and 3% excellent. Dry edible beans setting pods was 95%, behind 100% both last year and average. Dropping leaves was 49%, well behind 74% last year. Harvested was 8%, well behind 30% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 50% very poor, 28% poor, 14% fair, 6% good and 2% excellent.

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