Crop Progress Photos: September 12, 2016

  • Corn in Jewell County, Kansas

    “Corn in Jewell County, Kansas is close,” says Bill Spiegel. “We’ll need some heat to finish it out.”

    Kansas corn is 88% dented, 42% mature, and 8% harvested. Compared with the five-year average harvest rate, Kansas is 11% behind. The latest Crop Progress Report puts 67% of Kansas corn in the good to excellent category, while 25% is rated fair and 8% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Wausa, Nebraska

    “Beans are starting to turn depending upon maturity,” says Derek Cunningham of Wausa, Nebraska. “We caught some nice rain last week, so that should make for a larger bean size.”

    In Nebraska, a whole 29% of the state’s soybeans are dropping leaves, which is 7% ahead of the five-year state average. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 77% of Nebraska soybeans are rated good to excellent, 19% are rated fair, and 4% are rated poor to very poor. 

  • Corn in Maxwell, Iowa

    "Here you can clearly see the black layer," says Rhonda Birchmier of Maxwell, Iowa. "We hand tested the moisture at 27.7%. This first-year corn was a 109-day hybrid planted on April 16."

    In Iowa, corn is 90% dented, 29% mature, and 1% harvested, which is already 2% behind the five-year average harvest rate at this point in the year. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 83% of Iowa corn is rated good to excellent, 13% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Shelby, Ohio

    “Early beans should be coming off this coming week with early corn not far behind,” says Morgan Vogt (Instagram: @morgan_vogt99). 

    In Ohio, 25% of soybeans are dropping leaves, which is 2% behind the five-year average pace at this point in the year. According to the Crop Progress Report, 56% of Ohio soybeans are rated good to excellent, 33% are rated fair, and 11% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Irving, Illinois

    “We are about a week away from harvest and combines are starting to roll in the area,” says Luke Tuetken (Instagram: @tuek32). “Have a safe harvest, everyone!”

    The latest Crop Progress Report says 3% of Illinois corn is already being harvested, which is 4% behind the five-year average. As for maturity, 91% of the state’s corn is dented and 42% is mature. Conditions look great as 85% is rated good to excellent, 12% is rated fair, and only 3% is rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Monroe City, Missouri

    “The late rains have helped the double crop beans. Double crop beans range from knee high to bellybutton high, depending on when they were planted,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17). “They all look good, but some just as good as first crop beans due to an early wheat harvest.”

    A whole 7% of Missouri soybeans are dropping leaves, but that’s 4% behind the five-year state average. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 74% of the state’s beans are rated good to excellent, 20% are rated fair, and 6% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Dakota, Minnesota

    “We’re getting ready to harvest around here,” says Stacy Wolter of Dakota, Minnesota.

    Minnesota corn is 90% dented and 18% mature. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 84% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 12% is rated fair, and 4% is rated poor to very poor. As for soybeans, 12% of the Minnesota’s crop is dropping leaves. Conditions range as 70% of the state’s beans are rated good to excellent, 25% are rated fair, and 5% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Shadehill, South Dakota

    “The corn is changing fast with spots in the field that are drying up quicker than normal,” says Doug Ham of Shadehill, South Dakota. 

    Corn in South Dakota is 82% dented and 18% mature. The latest Crop Progress Report says 52% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 30% is rated fair, and 18% is rated poor to very poor. As for soybeans, 60% are rated good to excellent, 27% are rated fair, and 13% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Soybeans in Randall, Kansas

    “The leaves on soybeans near Randall, Kansas are beginning to turn color,” says Bill Spiegel.

    A whole 12% of Kansas soybeans are dropping leaves, which is 6% behind the average five-year rate at this point in the year. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 70% of the state’s soybeans are rated good to excellent, 25% are rated fair, and 5% are rated poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Shelby, Ohio

    Ohio corn is 78% dented and 27% mature. Crop conditions aren’t spectacular, according to the USDA. 

    A whole 20% of the Ohio corn crop is rated poor to very poor, 37% is rated fair, and 43% is rated good to excellent.

  • Corn in Monroe City, Missouri

    “Ears are continuing to turn down,” says Tyler Mudd (Instagram: @tmuddly17). “Wish it would have happened sooner as these late rains have been good for disease and mold development.”

    In Missouri, corn is 95% dented, 64% mature, and 18% harvested. The latest Crop Progress Report rates 75% of corn as good to excellent, 18% as fair, and 7% as poor to very poor.

  • Corn in Wausa, Nebraska

    “Corn has slowed way down with rain and cool temperatures,” says Derek Cunningham. “The milk line is 1/2 to 3/4.”

    Nebraska corn is 89% dented, 23% mature, and 1% harvested. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 74% of the state’s corn is rated good to excellent, 20% is rated fair, and 6% is rated poor to very poor.

The latest Crop Progress Report listed corn harvest percentages for the first time in 2016. Overall, U.S. corn is 5% harvested, which is 2% behind the five-year corn harvest average at this point in the year.

As for crop conditions, 74% of U.S. corn is rated good to excellent and 73% of soybeans are rated good to excellent.

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