USDA: Crops Report and Regional Crop Emergence Data

USDA: Crops Report and Regional Crop Emergence Data

May 29, 2009

Table 1. Corn emergence progress in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA NationalAgricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Emerged
5-Year
Average
 
May 25
May 17

Iowa

78
54
76

Minnesota

71
40
63

Nebraska

77
46
74

Kansas

61
37
75

Missouri

52
35
91

Wisconsin

42
14
45

Ohio

35
8
89

South Dakota

39
10
46

Illinois

22
7
85

Indiana

21
8
89

Michigan

27
6
55

North Dakota

10
0
49
       
Table 2. Soybean emergence progress in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA NationalAgricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Emerged
5-Year
Average
 
May 25
May 17

Iowa

28
5
33

Minnesota

21
3
22

Nebraska

41
8
28

Kansas

14
1
19

Missouri

7
0
28

Wisconsin

11
0
16

Ohio

17
13
57

South Dakota

10
1
10

Illinois

1
0
38

Indiana

4
0
36

Michigan

8
1
22

North Dakota

0
0
15

For the week ending May 24, warm, dry weather aided planting progress andconditions were good for the first cutting of alfalfa.

 

  • Rainfall is needed for most areas astop soil moisture levels are drying out. Since April,precipitation has averaged near 50% of normal innortheastern and east central counties.

     

  • Temperatures averaged five degrees above normal across the state and ranged from lows near 40 to highs in the mid 90s.
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Crop Reports

  • Corn planting is 98% complete, a week ahead of last year's 94% and two days ahead of the 97% average. Seventy-seven percent of the corn had emerged, a week ahead of last year's 54% and one day ahead of the 74% average. (See Table 1.)
  • Soybeans planting also increased significantly and was 88% complete, two weeks ahead of last year's 57% and 11 days ahead of the five-year average of 70%. Forty-one percent of soybeans had emerged, well ahead of last year's 10% and six days ahead of the 28% average. (See Table 2.)
  • Wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 5% poor, 26% fair, 55% good, and 14% excellent, above the average of 61% good or excellent. Wheat jointed was 96%, ahead of last year's 92% but near the 97% average. Wheat headed was 30% complete, six days ahead of last year's 10% but three days behind the 43% average.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 61% good, and 16% excellent, near last year's 76% good or excellent condition. First cutting was 20% complete, well ahead of last year's 5% and the 18% average.
  • Oat condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 9% fair, 84% good, and 6% excellent, above last year's 83% good or excellent condition. Six percent of the oats had headed, ahead of last year's 1% and the 4% average.
  • Sorghum planting was 52% complete, 10 days ahead of last year's 32%, and three days ahead of the 45% average. Sorghum emergence was 13%, well ahead of last year's 2% and near the 11% average.
  • Dry bean planting was 20% complete, ahead of last year's 6% and the 12% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 22% fair, 64% good, and 11% excellent, above last year's 73% good or excellent conditions.

Nebraska Field Office
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service