On average, the soybean conditions gained a point in the good/excellent category. The crop progress report shows 70% as good/excellent compared to last week’s 69%.
So far, here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five soybean producing states: Illinois (78%), Iowa (68%), Minnesota (76%), Nebraska (85%), North Dakota (84%). Four of the five states showed an increase, but Iowa dropped 7% in the past week.
The crop progress report showed that corn condition is unchanged from last week, holding at 72%.
Here are the good/excellent conditions in the top five corn producing states: Iowa (79%), Illinois (82%), Nebraska (87%), Minnesota (78%), Kansas (50%). Four of these leader states showed an increase in the good/excellent condition, but Minnesota dropped 1%.
Overall, both corn and soybean crop maturity continue to run ahead of the four-year averages.
The report shows corn silking way ahead of the 62% four-year average, currently showing 81% of the corn is silking.
There are three states leading the way in the Midwest when to comes to corn silking. Illinois at 97%; 88% in Iowa and 86% in Indiana. However, three states are running behind the four-year average – Michigan (46%); Pennsylvania (52%) and Wisconsin (53%).
The report shows 18% of the corn planted is in the dough stage. That’s up 10% from the four-year average. The report shows Missouri (51%); Illinois (33%); and Kansas (34%).
However, most Midwest states are below the four year-average when it comes to the amount of corn in the dough stage.
The soybean crop is speeding ahead in maturity. The report shows 78% soybeans blooming, compared to the four-year average of 63%. Illinois, Indiana and Iowa report being at least 15% above the four-year average.
Soybeans setting pods
It’s clear the soybean plants are busy setting pods. The report shows 44% are setting pods this week compared to the four-year average of 23%.
The only state below the four-year average is Michigan at 21%.
Meanwhile, Illinois leads the way with 66% followed by Indiana (53%); Iowa (40%); Ohio (41%); Nebraska (40%); Minnesota (35%); Missouri (32%); and Wisconsin (26%).