The overall corn crop 96% emerged, just 3 percentage points behind the 99% five-year average for this date. Most of the major corn-planting states have seen all of the planted corn emerge, or are close to it. Michigan and Wisconsin still have the most corn left to pop through the soil at 87% and 84% emerged, respectively.
The overall condition of the corn crop improved by 1 point over last week. The overall crop now sits at 65% good/excellent condition (the excellent rating going from 12% last week to 14% this week, and the good condition dropping one point from 52% last week to 51% this week). Eight percent of the overall crop is in very poor/poor condition. The roughest corn is in Colorado, where nearly 1/5 of the crop there is in very poor/poor condition. The best corn in the U.S. is in Pennsylvania with an 87% good/excellent rating. Last year at this time, 14% of the crop was in very poor/poor condition, while 56% of the crop was in good/excellent condition.
Soybean planting is nearing completion with 92% of the overall crop now in the ground. This is just 3 points behind the 95% five-year average. Three states are 100% finished with soybean planting: Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio. North Carolina is the furthest behind in planting with 68% of its soybeans planted, well behind the five-year average of 84%.
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Eighty-one percent of the planted soybean crop has emerged overall, a few points behind the 89% five-year average. States with more than 90% of the soybeans emerged include: Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska and Ohio. North Carolina and Tennessee have seen just over half of the beans pop out of the ground with 57% and 54% emergence, respectively.
Overall soybean condition improved by 1 point in the excellent category, and increased a point in the very poor category over last week, too. The overall crop is now in 65% good/excellent condition and 7% very poor/poor condition. The best beans are in Kentucky, where 83% of the crop is in good/excellent condition. Beans taking the hardest hit are in Iowa, where 12% of the beans are in very poor/poor condition.
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