Corn condition rated mostly good to excellent

Steven Rains - July 31, 2019 7:46 pm

For the week ending July 28, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Kansas. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8 percent very short, 32 short, 58 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 20 short, 74 adequate, and 3 surplus.

Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 31 fair, 46 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 71 percent, well behind 91 last year, and behind 86 for the five- year average. Dough was 24 percent, well behind 47 last year, and behind 31 average. Dented was 2 percent, behind 9 last year, and equal to average.

Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 39 fair, 44 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 40 percent, well behind 82 last year and 66 average. Setting pods was 12 percent, well behind 45 last year, and behind 28 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum headed was 10 percent, well behind 36 last year, and behind 26 average. Coloring was 1 percent, near 3 last year, and equal to average.

Cotton condition rated 8 percent very poor, 19 poor, 40 fair, 30 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 67 percent, well behind 91 last year, but near 64 average. Setting bolls was 15 percent, near 19 last year and 14 average.



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