Most of the overall corn crop has been planted, and emergence is on pace with the five-year average of 80%. In this first week of corn condition ratings, 76% of the overall crop is in good-excellent condition. Well ahead of the good-excellent condition rating of 63% at this time last year. The soybean crop is ahead of average planting pace for the second week in a row, and emergence rates are ahead of average, as well.
The 2014 corn crop is nearly all planted as of June 1, 2014. All states have planted at least 80% of their respective corn, and many are just about done. Farmers in Michigan made strong corn planting progress in the last week, going from 53% planted on May 25 to 81% planted on June 1. Farmers in Texas are done planting corn.
The corn emergence rate is 80%, right on par with average. Only farmers in Michigan and North Dakota have seen less than half of the planted corn emerge. Most states are seeing 80-90% emergence rates as of June 1. One hundred percent of the corn in Texas has emerged as of June 1.
This first week of corn condition ratings show that 76% of the overall corn crop is in good-excellent condition. There is very little corn in very poor condition, and just 2% of the overall crop is in poor condition.
Soybean farmers made strong planting progress in the last week, jumping nearly 20 points to 78% planted. This is 8 points ahead of the five-year average of 70%. Only a handful of states are less than two-thirds complete with soybean planting: Kentucky (52%), Michigan (61%), North Carolina (57%), North Dakota (63%) and Tennessee (54%).
Soybean emergence is also ahead of average pace, with 50% of the overall crop emerged now, compared to the 45% five-year average. The state of North Dakota is finally seeing soybean seedlings after have no emergence last week. Conditions in Iowa must have been about perfect for crop development, as emergence rates jumped from 22% on May 25 to 63% of the soybean crop emerged on June 1.
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