The majority of the overall corn crop has emerged, and is slightly ahead of average pace. Corn in good condition dropped slightly, but gained in excellent condition. Soybean planting and emergence are ahead of average pace, and beans are in mostly good and excellent condition.
Ninety-two percent of the overall corn crop has emerged, two points ahead of the five-year average. North Carolina and Texas are the only states where corn emergence is complete. States with less than 80% of the corn emerged include North Dakota (74%), Pennsylvania (71%) and Wisconsin (75%).
Corn crop condition dropped just slightly in the good rating category from 63% last week to 60% this week. However, corn in excellent condition gained 2 points to reach 15% this week. Overall, 75% of the corn crop is in good/excellent condition; much better than the 63% last year at this time.
Soybean planting continues to make good progress, now at 87% complete; 6 points ahead of the five-year average. States nearly done planting soybeans include Iowa (98%), Louisiana (95%) and Nebraska (99%). A few states have between 60 and 70% of the soybean crop in the ground: Kentucky (61%), North Carolina (66%) and Tennessee (63%).
Soybean emergence is ahead of average, as well. Seventy-one percent of the overall crop is emerged, compared to a 62% five-year average. Most states have seen close to 75% of their soybean crops pop out of the ground. A few states have seen less than half of the planted soybeans emerge yet: Kentucky (43%), North Dakota (40%) and Tennessee (43%).
In the first week of crop condition ratings for soybeans, 74% of the overall crop is in good/excellent condition. Only 4% of the crop is in very poor/poor condition. Several states have no soybeans in very poor condition, including: Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Dakota and Wisconsin.