Ninety-seven percent of the overall corn crop has now emerged, 2 points ahead of average pace. All of the planted corn in Illinois and North Carolina has popped out of the soil, and other states are close, including: Iowa (98%), Minnesota (99%) and Tennessee (98%).
The overall condition of the corn crop is holding steady, losing 2 points in good condition, but gaining 1 point in excellent condition for an overall good/excellent rating of 73%. 84 87 84 The following states have the most corn in good/excellent condition Iowa (84%), Pennsylvania (87%) and Wisconsin (84%).
Soybean planting continues in all major soybean-planting states for an overall completion rate of 87%, 3 points behind average. Minnesota farmers are nearly finished planting with 99% of their soybeans in the ground. Farmers in Michigan, North Dakota and Wisconsin won't be far behind, with 97% of the soybeans planted in each of those states.
The overall soybean emergence rate continues to climb, jumping 11 points in the past week to 75% emerged. This is 2 points behind the five-year average. Most states are seeing around normal emergence rates; some a bit ahead, some a bit behind. However, progress is still really lagging in Kansas (30% emerged compared to 70% average) and Missouri (28% emerged, 65% average).
Overall soybean condition dropped slightly in the good rating, for an overall good/excellent rating this week of 67%. Last year at this time, 73% of the crop was in good/excellent condition. In Iowa, 80% of its soybean crop is in good/excellent condition. Kentucky's soybean crop is rated 81% good/excellent, and North Dakota's crop is 83% good/excellent. Wisconsin has the most beans in goo/excellent condition at 86%.