Crop Progress Photos: June 5, 2017
Corn in Shelby, Ohio
“Our crops were hit by some pretty nasty wind and quarter size hail Sunday night,” says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99).
In Ohio, 79% of the state’s corn is emerged, but crop quality varies. According to the USDA’s latest Crop Progress report, 10% of Ohio’s corn is rated poor to very poor, 41% is rated fair, and 49% is considered to be in good to excellent condition.
Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri
“I’m finishing up beans today. Hopefully I’m done with the planter until double crop beans,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17).
Although Missouri’s 5-year planting rate is only 60%, farmers have 71% of the state’s beans already planted. According to the latest Crop Progress report, 51% of Missouri soybeans have emerged.
Corn in Irving, Illinois
“Some of our last replant is looking good. Beans are all in and starting to come up and looking good,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32).
As of Sunday, 90% of Illinois corn is emerged and 62% of the state’s soybeans are emerged. As for quality, the USDA has rated 11% of Illinois corn as poor to very poor, 30% fair, and 59% good to excellent.
Soybeans in Morse Bluff, Nebraska
“Corn and soybean planting is complete! 90° and sun for the past week has really helped the crops get going,” says Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik).
According to the latest Crop Progress report, Nebraska farmers have 91% of the state’s soybeans planted and 62% of the soybeans are already emerged.
Corn Near Northfield, Minnesota
“Our earlier planted corn is looking good. We have sprayed about 2/3 of our crop and will begin sidedressing in the next week or so,” says Carol Peterson. “It's been over a week since we've had rain and a nice shower would be welcomed.”
Minnesota corn is 92% emerged, which is 4% above the 5-year average rate of emergence in Minnesota. The USDA says 77% of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition, 21% is in fair condition, and 2% is in poor condition.
Soybeans in Roberts County, South Dakota
“We had multiple days in the 90s this past week! Corn and soybeans early planted look amazing and are growing fast,” says Jason Frerichs (Twitter: @jasonfrerichs). “We have a few areas to replant of corn that have been wet.”
In South Dakota, farmers have 92% of the state’s soybeans planted which is nearly 10% above the South Dakota 5-year average planting rate. According to the USDA, 62% of the state’s soybeans have already emerged.
Corn in Maxwell, Iowa
“Corn is growing rapidly with the recent heat. With the wide planting window we had, the corn varies a lot,” says Rhonda Birchmier. “Farmers in the area are spraying and sidedressing as well as making hay. Our field is at v5 and about 18 inches tall—perfect for side dressing.”
Iowa corn is 90% emerged as of Sunday, according to the latest Crop Progress report. As for quality, 77% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 20% is rated fair, and 3% is rated poor to very poor.
Soybeans Near Northfield, Minnesota
“Soybeans are still struggling to come up through the hard ground. Several of our acres will need to be replanted because the beans just couldn't make it through the hard soil,” says Carol Peterson. “A light rain shower would help soften the ground, but we haven't had a drop of rain in over a week.”
According to the latest Crop Progress report, 94% of Minnesota soybeans are planted and 68% are emerged already.
Corn in Daviess County, Indiana
“It's knee high by the fourth for sure! Need a rain in a bad way though,” says Ethan Clarke (Instagram: @the_ethan_clarke). “Corn has been curling until for several days now.”
Although the state’s 5-year average emergence rate is 87% at this point, Indiana corn is only 74% emerged. According to the USDA, 46% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 37% is rated fair, and 17% is rated poor to very poor.
Corn in Morse Bluff, Nebraska
“Corn and soybean planting is complete! 90° and sun for the past week has really helped the crops get going,” Justin Mensik (Instagram: @justinmensik).
In Nebraska, 91% of the state’s corn is emerged. The latest Crop Progress report says 79% of Nebraska corn is in good to excellent condition, 19% is rated fair, and 2% is said to be in poor condition.
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