Corn and Soybean Crops Progressing Well

A new report released yesterday shows that almost all of the state’s corn crop has emerged and the vast majority of the soybean crop has been planted.

According to the Indiana Crop and Weather Report released yesterday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, 100 percent of the intended corn acreage across the state this year has been planted and of that, 97 percent of it has emerged. That’s down slightly from last year, when 100 percent of the corn crop had emerged.

Soybean planting, though progressing well, is still lagging well behind last year’s progress. For the week that ended on Sunday, 93 percent of soybeans had been planted, which is up 6 percent from last week, but still below last year’s 100 percent pace. 83 percent of the soybean crop has emerged as of this point, which is six percent above the five-year average, but 14 percent off of last year’s pace.

The statistics service says 55 percent of corn planted statewide is in good condition with 18 percent of it being in excellent condition.