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Minnesota Crops Doing Well Overall Despite Dry Pockets

Minnesota Crops Doing Well Overall Despite Dry Pockets

By Paul Huttner

It’s been a bit like rainfall bingo this summer in Minnesota.

Precipitation has been spotty with some areas doing quite well and some dry pockets. But overall crops are doing well in Minnesota according to Monday’s latest Minnesota Crop Report.

Here are some highlights from Monday’s report.

  • 63 percent of Minnesota’s corn crop is in good (52 percent) to excellent (11 percent) condition.

  • 66 percent of Minnesota’s soybean crop is in good (55 percent) to excellent condition (11 percent)

  • 82 percent of Minnesota’s wheat crop is in good (74 percent) to excellent (eight percent) condition.

Here’s more detail from Monday’s Minnesota Crop Report.

  • Minnesota had 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 31, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
  • Dry conditions continued across much of the state. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 8 percent very short, 20 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 5 percent very short, 19 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.
  • Corn silking was at 75 percent, 5 days behind the 5- year average. Corn dough reached 13 percent. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.
  • Soybeans blooming or beyond reached 81 percent, 5 days behind average. Soybeans setting pods reached 36 percent. Soybean condition was 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.
  • Oats were 98 percent headed, 75 percent coloring, and 16 percent harvested. Oat condition was 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.
  • Spring wheat was 100 percent headed and 45 percent coloring. Spring wheat condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 74 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
  • Barley was 98 percent headed, 48 percent coloring, and 4 percent harvested. Barley condition was 0 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
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