USDA NASS Crops Report

USDA NASS Crops Report

Crop Condition: Corn 69% Good to Excellent, Soybean, 68%

June 22, 2015

Much of the state received rainfall of 1 inch or more and temperatures averaged near normal for the week ending June 21, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report.

Hay harvest continued to be a challenge. Wet meadows in north central counties were saturated, many with standing water. Fields too wet to plant were still being reported in portions of the southeast. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

Soil Moisture. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 7% short, 74% adequate, and 16% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 12% short, 72% adequate, and 13% surplus.

Field Crop Conditions

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 25% fair, 58% good, and 11% excellent.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 34% fair, 60% good, and 5% excellent. Sorghum planted was at 95%, behind 100% last year, but near the five-year average of 98%. Emerged was at 78%, equal to last year, but behind the average of 85%.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 24% fair, 57% good, and 11% excellent. Soybean planting was at 95%, behind 100% for both last year and average. Emerged was at 86%, behind 99% last year and 97% average.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 15% very poor, 20% poor, 30% fair, 33% good, and 2% excellent. Winter wheat coloring was at 69%, ahead of 56% last year and the five-year average of 51%. Mature was at 20%, ahead of 3% last year and 12% average.
  • Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 62% good, and 5% excellent. Oats jointed was at 95%, ahead of 88% last year. Headed was at 77%, ahead of 64% last year, but near the average of 74%. Oats coloring was at 3%, behind 11% last year.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 25% fair, 57% good, and 13% excellent. Alfalfa hay first cutting was at 75%, behind 85% last year and 86% average. Alfalfa hay second cutting was at 1%, behind 11% last year and 14% average.
  • Proso millet planted was at 50%, ahead of 44% last year, but well behind 70% average.
  • Dry edible beans planted was at 89%, behind 95 for both last year and average. Dry edible beans emerged was at 54%, well behind 82 last year and behind 68 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 63 good, and 13 excellent.