The majority of the overall corn crop has emerged, and is slightly ahead of average pace. Corn in good condition dropped slightly, but gained in excellent condition. Soybean planting and emergence are ahead of average pace, and beans are in mostly good and excellent condition.

Corn

Ninety-two percent of the overall corn crop has emerged, two points ahead of the five-year average. North Carolina and Texas are the only states where corn emergence is complete. States with less than 80% of the corn emerged include North Dakota (74%), Pennsylvania (71%) and Wisconsin (75%).

corn condition, usda, June 9, 2014Corn crop condition dropped just slightly in the good rating category from 63% last week to 60% this week. However, corn in excellent condition gained 2 points to reach 15% this week. Overall, 75% of the corn crop is in good/excellent condition; much better than the 63% last year at this time.