Soybean pod set is nearing completion, and average. Ninety-two percent of the overall crop has set pods, 4 points behind the five-year average. No state has reached 100% pod set, compared to last year at this time when nine states had reached 100%. Only two states have less than 80% of the crop setting pods: Missouri (79%) and North Carolina (67%).

Soybean condition dropped 4 points in the last week, now at 54% good/excellent overall. The very poor/poor condition ratings increased 2 points to 15% overall. Last year at this time, 37% of the overall soybean crop was in very poor/poor condition. 

 

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