Final 2016 Corn and Soybean Condition Ratings

Posted on 03/09/2017 10:20 AM

When USDA's weekly crop condition ratings are plugged into Pro Farmer's weighted (by production) Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale, with 500 representing perfect), it shows the corn crop improved by 0.62 points and the soybean crop declined by 0.10 points from last week.

USDA reports as of Sunday that 46% of the nation's corn crop was harvested, a gain of 11 percentage points from the previous week, but three percentage points behind the five-year average. Meanwhile, USDA reports 62% of the nation's soybean crop was harvested as of Sunday, compared to 44% last week and 63% on average.

 
Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Corn

This week

Last week

Year-ago

 

Soybeans

This week

Last week

Year-ago

Colorado *(0.99%)

3.78
3.78
4.03

Arkansas *(4.05%)

13.62
13.62
14.80

Illinois (15.52%)

62.85
62.85
51.60

Illinois (13.96%)

55.97
55.97
47.99

Indiana (7.06%)

26.32
26.60
23.08

Indiana (7.53%)

29.51
29.58
26.08

Iowa (16.84%)

67.70
67.53
66.15

Iowa
(13.13%)

52.66
52.66
51.26

Kansas (3.96%)

14.46
14.46
13.19

Kansas (3.75%)

14.27
14.27
12.30

Kentucky (1.67%)

6.34
6.34
6.07

Kentucky (2.27%)

8.70
8.63
8.30

Michigan (2.49%)

9.06
8.96
9.87

Louisiana (1.70%)

5.72
5.69
5.82

Minnesota 9.37%)

38.40
38.31
42.43

Michigan (2.42%)

9.09
9.14
9.44

Missouri (3.60%)

13.95
13.95
11.39

Minnesota (8.54%)

34.65
34.65
34.77

Nebraska (11.79%)

45.03
44.91
45.31

Mississippi (2.42%)

9.33
9.33
9.39

N. Carolina (0.74%)

2.73
2.73
2.59

Missouri (5.74%)

22.20
22.20
19.15

N. Dakota (2.49%)

9.81
9.76
10.88

Nebraska (7.57%)

29.66
29.66
28.04

Ohio (4.22%)

13.64
13.51
14.83

N. Carolina (1.74%)

4.89
5.51
5.37

Pennsylvania (1.09%)

3.58
3.57
4.452

N. Dakota (4.72%)

18.28
18.28
17.65

S. Dakota (5.74%)

19.91
19.68
21.69

Ohio
(6.29%)

22.90
22.39
22.00

Tennessee (0.92%)

3.39
3.40
3.72

S. Dakota (5.80%)

21.19
21.19
21.36

Texas (1.98%)

6.92
6.98
6.99

Tennessee (2.01%)

1.00
1.00
1.00

Wisconsin (3.40%)

14.39
14.35
13.61

Wisconsin (2.07%)

8.70
8.64
8.17

Corn total

385.90
385.28
378.33

Soybean total

379.24
379.44
359.77


* denotes percentage of total national corn crop production.

Iowa: Fieldwork was slowed by damp, foggy conditions but farmers were able to make some harvest progress during the 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Oct. 16, 2016, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Many farmers reported waiting for crops to dry down in the field before harvesting and concentrating on corn rather than soybeans. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, manure and fertilizer applications, and seeding of cover crops. Topsoil moisture levels rated 1% very short, 4% short, 82% adequate and 13% surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 1% very short, 4% short, 80% adequate and 15% surplus.

Ninety-seven percent of the corn crop was mature or beyond, 3 days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-three percent of the corn crop for grain has been harvested, 4 days behind last year and almost one week behind average. Moisture content of field corn being harvested was at 18%. Corn condition rated 82% good to excellent.

Ninety-six percent of soybeans were dropping leaves or beyond, equal to the five-year average. Sixty-two percent of soybeans have been harvested, 6 days behind last year’s pace.

 

Illinois: Harvest activities continue across the state. Statewide, the average temperature was 59.6 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.34 inches, 0.17 inches below normal. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 16. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% very short, 7% short, 84% adequate, and 8% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% very short, 6% short, 86% adequate, and 7% surplus.

Corn harvest was 73% complete, compared to 81% last year. Soybean s dropping leaves increased to 97%, compared to 95% for the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 58% complete, compared to 81% last year. Soybean condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 14% fair, 58% good, and 24% excellent.

 

Indiana: Rainy weather slowed harvest progress last week, according to Greg Matli, Indiana state statistician for NASS. Above-average temperatures helped dry fields between sporadic rains. However, in some counties temperatures dropped low enough for farmers to see their first frost at the end of the week. There were 5.8 days available for fieldwork for the week ending Oct. 16, down 0.2 days from the previous week.

Corn matured was 98% complete in the North, 97% in Central and 97% in the South. Corn harvested for grain was 44% complete in the North, 50% in Central, and 75% in the South. Farmers reported harvesting more corn than soybeans as a result of the rain. Corn harvested for grain is above the 5-year average and on track to pass last year. There have been numerous reports of diplodia ear rot in corn but yields are still expected to be good. Corn rated in good to excellent condition was 73% in the North, 76% in Central, and 56% in the South.

Soybeans dropping leaves were 98% complete in the North, 97% in Central, and 92% in the South. Soybeans were 55% harvested in the North, 58% in Central, and 46% in the South. Soybean harvest progress slowed due to rain. Farmers reported having difficulty harvesting soybeans due to green stems and their height. Soybeans rated in good to excellent condition was 80% in the North, 82% in Central, and 65% in the South.

Minnesota: Almost one-quarter of the soybean acreage was harvested in Minnesota during the week ending Oct. 16, 2016, according to USDA’s NASS. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, the most days suitable since the first week of August. While the drier weather allowed harvest in most areas, there were reports of fields or spots in fields still too wet to harvest. Field activities for the week included harvesting and fall tilling. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0% very short, 2% short, 72% adequate, and 26 per cent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 0% very short, 1% short, 74% adequate, and 25% surplus.

With almost all of Minnesota’s corn acreage mature, 31% of corn for grain was harvested, six days behind the five-year average and five days behind last year. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest was 19%. Corn condition rated 86% good to excellent, up 1 percentage point from last week. Virtually all of the corn for silage acreage had been harvested. Eighty-seven percent of the soybean acreage was harvested, slightly ahead of average but one week behind last year.


 

"

Add new comment