The overall corn crop is 91% emerged as of June 7, 2015. This is 1 point ahead of the five-year average. No single state has seen all of its planted corn pop through the dirt, but several are close, including Iowa (96% emerged), Minnesota (98%), North Carolina (95%) and Tennessee (97%).
The overall corn crop condition is holding steady at 74% good/excellent for the third week, although percentages slightly shifted to 61% good and 13% excellent. The best corn crop so far appears to be in Ohio, where 87% of the crop is in good/excellent condition. Kansas has the most corn in very poor/poor condition at 13%.
Soybean planting is still plodding along. Not a whole lot of progress over the past week brings the overall planted percentage to 79%, 2 points behind the five-year average. Most states have 80% or more of the soybean crop planted, except for Kansas at 31% planted and Missouri with just 30% of its soybeans in the ground. This is well behind the 76% and 69% planted averages, respectively.
Some rain and warm temperatures helped soybean emergence across the major planting states. The overall emergence rate went from 49% last week to 64% on June 7, just 1 point ahead of average. So far, 88% of the soybeans planted in Minnesota have popped through, while only 19% of the soybeans planted in Kansas have emerged.
In this first week of crop condition ratings for soybeans, the overall crop is at 69% good/excellent, 5 points behind the condition of the crop last year at this time. North Dakota has most of its soybean crop in good/excellent condition at 84%. Kentucky isn't far behind at 82%. Kansas and Louisiana each of 14% of their soybean crops in very poor/poor condition.