Soybeans dropping leaves made strong progress in the last seven days, going from 47% complete last week to 67% complete overall by Sept. 29. States where less than 50% of the soybean leaves have dropped include: Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee.

Soybean harvest made some progress in the last week reaching 11% complete overall. The five-year average is 20% completion for this time, so 2013 is still behind average. The state of North Carolina has yet to harvest any soybeans. Louisiana has harvested the most at 68% complete.

Overall soybean condition improved in the last seven days. The good/excellent rating increased 3 points to 53% overall. Fifteen percent of the overall soybean crop is in very poor/poor condition.

soybean condition sept. 29