One Corn Belt state recorded total corn emergence
By Diego Flammini
About 94 percent of the total U.S. corn crop has emerged, the USDA’s June 12 Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin report says. That figure is up from 86 percent last week.
The majority of the 18 states documented reported more than 90 percent of their respective crops emerged.
Only Missouri reported 100 percent corn emergence.
The USDA ranked 59 percent of the national corn crop as good. That number is down 2 percent from last week’s report.
American farmers are wrapping up their soybean planting.
Growers have planted about 93 percent of the national soybean crop. That represents a 6 percent increase from last week’s report, the USDA says.
Growers in Louisiana are the furthest along having planted 99 percent of their soybean crop.
A majority of the top soybean producing states have planted over 90 percent of their respective crops.
Producers in North Carolina have seeded 68 percent of their soybean crop. That number is up from 54 percent last week but represents the lowest soybean planting progress in the country.
More than 80 percent of U.S. soybeans have come out of the ground.
About 83 percent of soybeans are out of the ground, the USDA’s report says. That number is up 15 percent from last week.
Soybean crops in Louisiana are 97 percent emerged, which is the highest of the 18 documented states. And only 54 percent of the soybean crop in North Carolina has emerged. That number is the lowest in the U.S.
The USDA ranked 60 percent of the national soybean crop as good.
Winter wheat harvest continues across the U.S.
Growers have combined 14 percent of the country’s winter wheat crop, which represents a 9 percent increase from last week’s USDA report.
Texas farmers have harvested 58 percent of their winter wheat crop. That number is up from 35 percent last week and is the highest in the U.S.
The USDA ranked 30 percent of the winter wheat crop as good.
The U.S. spring wheat crop is almost completely emerged.
Around 94 percent of the American spring wheat crop has emerged, which is up from 81 percent emerged last week, the USDA’s report says.
On a state level, the spring wheat crop in South Dakota is the furthest along, with 99 percent of the crop emerged. Montana’s spring wheat crop is 87 percent emerged, which is the lowest of the six states documented.
The USDA ranked 61 percent of the national spring wheat crop as good.
Suitable fieldwork days
The states with the most suitable fieldwork says for the week ending June 10 were:
California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah – 7
Colorado – 6.9
New Mexico – 6.8
During that week, the states with the fewest suitable fieldwork days were:
Delaware – 2.5
Maryland – 3.5
West Virginia – 3.6
Weekly precipitation levels
The next Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin will be released on June 19.