Corn silking was 65%, well ahead of 42% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Condition was 86% good to excellent.Soybean blooming was at 65%, ahead of the average of 53%. Condition was 83% good to excellent.
Corn condition rated 21% excellent, 65% good, 11% fair, 2% poor, and 1% very poor for the week ending July 8, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn silking was at 31%, ahead of 13% both last year and for the five-year average.