USDA Crop Progress Report: Corn Condition Down Slightly, Soybean Condition Unchanged Week Ended Aug. 28

Source: By Anthony Greder, Progressive Farmer • Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

OMAHA (DTN) — Corn condition fell slightly again last week, while soybean condition held steady, USDA NASS reported in its weekly Crop Progress report released Monday, Aug. 29.

The percentage of corn reaching maturity was near the five-year average, while the percentage of soybeans dropping leaves was behind the average pace, NASS said.

CORN

— Crop development: Corn in the dough stage was estimated at 86%, 2 percentage points behind the five-year average of 88%. Corn dented was estimated at 46%, 6 percentage points behind the average of 52%. Corn mature was estimated at 8%, near the five-year average of 9%.

— Crop condition: 54% of corn was rated in good-to-excellent condition, down 1 percentage point from 55% the previous week and 5 percentage points below last year’s rating of 60%. The current rating is the fourth lowest going back to 2000, according to DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini. “Wisconsin and Illinois are the best rated at 76% and 69% good to excellent, respectively,” Mantini said. “Kansas is the worst, at just 22% good to excellent.”

SOYBEANS

— Crop development: 91% of soybeans were setting pods, 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 92%. Four percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, 4 percentage points behind last year’s 8% and 3 percentage points behind the five-year average of 7%.

— Crop condition: 57% of soybeans were rated in good-to-excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and still 1 percentage point above last year’s rating of 56%. The current rating is tied for the seventh lowest since 2000, Mantini said. “Wisconsin and Illinois soybeans are the best, at 74% and 66% good to excellent, respectively, while Kansas is again the worst, at just 27% good to excellent,” he said.

SPRING WHEAT

— Harvest progress: Spring wheat harvest moved ahead 17 percentage points last week to reach 50% complete as of Sunday. That is 36 percentage points behind last year’s 86% and 21 percentage points behind the five-year average of 71%.

— Crop condition: 68% of the crop remaining in fields was rated in good-to-excellent condition, up 4 percentage points from 64% previous week and far above last year’s rating of 11%. “Minnesota fell 3 points to a still-best 85% good to excellent, and North Dakota rose 2 points to 76% good to excellent,” Mantini said. “Washington state is rated at 94% good to excellent.”

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Editor’s Note: How are your crops looking? Are they better, worse or right on track with USDA NASS’ observations this week? Send us your comments, and we’ll include them in next week’s Crop Progress report story. You can email comments to Anthony.greder@dtn.com or direct message him on Twitter @AGrederDTN. Please include your first and last name and the location where you farm.

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To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the “Find Data and Reports by” section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state’s “Crop Progress & Condition” report.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 86 75 90 88
Corn Dented 46 31 56 52
Corn Mature 8 4 8 9
Soybeans Setting Pods 91 84 92 92
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 4 NA 8 7
Cotton Setting Bolls 94 88 85 91
Cotton Bolls Opening 28 19 20 24
Spring Wheat Harvested 50 33 86 71
Sorghum Headed 88 79 94 93
Sorghum Coloring 48 37 57 53
Sorghum Mature 23 20 23 25
Sorghum Harvested 18 NA 18 20
Oats Harvested 80 70 91 87
Barley Harvested 62 44 83 76
Rice Headed 96 93 96 98
Rice Harvested 18 15 18 21

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National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This Week Last Week Last Year
VP P F G E VP P F G E VP P F G E
Corn 8 11 27 42 12 7 11 27 43 12 4 10 26 46 14
Soybeans 4 9 30 46 11 4 9 30 47 10 5 10 29 45 11
Spring Wheat 1 5 26 58 10 1 7 28 56 8 28 35 26 10 1
Sorghum 16 28 35 19 2 14 26 35 23 2 3 9 30 49 9
Cotton 17 19 30 29 5 18 22 29 26 5 1 5 24 55 15
Rice 1 3 26 53 17 3 25 55 17 1 2 20 62 15
Barley 4 11 29 47 9 3 12 31 46 8 25 26 26 19 4

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