Crop Progress Photos: August 15, 2016

  • Soybeans in Wausa, Nebraska

    “Beans are still in early pod fill,” says Derek Cunningham of Wausa, Nebraska. “We got very spotty rains over the weekend.”

    In Nebraska, 76% of the state’s soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 18% are rated fair, and 6% are in poor to very poor condition. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 97% of Nebraska beans are blooming and 81% are setting pods.

  • Corn in Shelby, Ohio

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 59% of Ohio corn is in dough stage and 13% is dented. Conditions aren’t fantastic as a whole 22% of the state’s corn is considered to be in poor to very poor condition, while 34% is rated fair and 44% is rated good to excellent.

    As for soybeans, 96% of Ohio beans are blooming and 80% are setting pods. Conditions vary with 51% rated good to excellent, 34% rated fair, and 15% rated poor to very poor. 

  • Soybeans in Jewell County, Kansas

    “These soybeans near Randall, Kansas, are in R4 stage (full pod),” says Bill Spiegel. “This is a bush-type soybean variety.”

    A whole 88% of Kansas soybeans are blooming while 57% of the state’s beans are setting pods, according to the latest Crop Progress Report. As for condition, 63% are rated good to excellent, 30% are rated fair, and 7% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition. 

  • Corn in Monango, North Dakota

    “The corn is filling out!” says Val Wagner (Instagram: @wagntales) of Monango, North Dakota. “Some of our corn has hail damage, but only time will tell.”

    The latest Crop Progress Report rated 79% of North Dakota corn as good to excellent, 17% as fair, and 4% as poor to very poor. As for maturity, 49% of the state’s corn is in dough stage, and 6% is dented.

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    “Corn is at full dent and at one quarter milk line,” says Rhonda Birchmier. “We are anticipating harvest moisture to be near 25% by the middle of September if the weather continues as is.” 

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 80% of Iowa corn is in dough stage, which is 23% higher than the five-year average rate. The state's corn is 23% dented. A whole 83% of Iowa corn is rated good to excellent, while 13% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor to very poor. 

  • Soybeans in Clinton, Illinois

    “The beans got a good, well-needed shower last night,” says Kevin Toohill (Instagram: @toohillkevin). “They’re still waist high and some water hemp is starting to creep up.”

    The latest Crop Progress Report says 95% of Illinois soybeans are blooming and 81% are setting pods. A whole 80% of Illinois soybeans are in good to excellent condition, while 16% are rated fair and 4% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition. 

  • Corn in Dakota, Minnesota

    "Corn is tasseling well and is very healthy," says Stacy Wolter of Dakota, Minnesota.

    The latest Crop Progress Report lists 85% of the state's corn in good to excellent condition, 12% in fair condition, and 3% in poor to very poor condition. A surprising 78% of Minnesota corn is in the dough stage, which is 30% above the five-year average, and 12% is dented.

  • Corn in Wausa, Nebraska

    “Beans are still in early pod fill,” says Derek Cunningham of Wausa, Nebraska. “We got very spotty rains over the weekend.”

    In Nebraska, 76% of the state’s soybeans are in good to excellent condition, 18% are rated fair, and 6% are in poor to very poor condition. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 97% of Nebraska beans are blooming and 81% are setting pods.

  • Soybeans in Monango, North Dakota

    “More than eight inches of rain in a week can give the crops a boost…as long as the water can move,” says Val Wagner (Instagram: @wagntales) of Monango, North Dakota. “The soybeans are doing well.”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 99% of North Dakota soybeans are blooming and 86% are setting pods, which is almost exactly in line with the five-year average rates. As for condition, 74% are rated good to excellent, 19% are rated fair, and 7% are considered to be in poor to very poor condition.

  • Corn in Jewell County, Kansas

    “This early-maturing corn hybrid in Jewell County, Kansas, is in R5 (dent) to R6 (maturity) stage,” says Bill Spiegel.

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 68% of Kansas corn is in good to excellent condition, 25% is in fair condition, and 7% is rated poor to very poor. Slightly behind the five-year average rate of 32%, only 29% of the state’s corn is dented. A whole 78% is in dough stage.

  • Corn in Clinton, Illinois

    “Corn is looking good and got a nice shower last night,” says Kevin Toohill (Instagram: @toohillkevin). “The majority, if not all, of the corn is dented.”

    According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 84% of Illinois corn is in good to excellent condition, while 13% is rated fair and 3% is considered to be in poor to very poor condition. A whole 25% of the state’s corn is dented and 79% is in dough stage.

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