USDA Crop Progress Report Holds Steady on Corn, Soybean Conditions

Source: By┬áBrian Ethridge, Progressive Farmer • Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

OMAHA (DTN) — Corn and soybean conditions held steady, USDA NASS reported in its weekly Crop Progress report released Tuesday, Sept. 6. The report is normally released on Mondays but was delayed this week due to the Labor Day holiday.

The percentage of corn reaching maturity was just 3 percentage points behind the five-year average, while the percentage of soybeans dropping leaves was four percentage points behind the average pace, NASS claimed.

CORN

— Crop development: Corn in the dough stage was estimated at 92%, 1 percentage point behind the five-year average. Corn dented was estimated at 63%, 4 percentage points behind the average. Corn mature was estimated at 15%, 3 percentage points behind the five-year average.

— Crop condition: 54% of corn was rated in good-to-excellent condition, steady with the previous week and 5 percentage points below last year’s rating of 59%. The current rating is the sixth lowest going back to 2000, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman. “The 5-point declines seen in North Dakota and Pennsylvania were offset by a 5-point gain in Tennessee and smaller gains in other states,” Hultman said.

SOYBEANS

— Crop development: 94% of soybeans were setting pods, 2 percentage points behind the five-year average. Ten percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, 7 percentage points behind last year’s 17% and 4 percentage points behind the five-year average.

— Crop condition: 57% of soybeans were rated in good-to-excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and the same as last year’s rating at this time. “Louisiana and Mississippi saw bid declines in ratings last week, offset by gains in numerous other states,” Hultman said.

SPRING WHEAT

— Harvest progress: Spring wheat harvest moved ahead 21 percentage points last week to reach 71% complete. That is 23 percentage points behind last year’s 94%. “The major producing states are lagging, with Minnesota at 54% done versus a 90% average, and North Dakota is 62% harvested compared to the average of 80%,” DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini said.

National Crop Progress Summary
This Last Last 5-Year
Week Week Year Avg.
Corn Dough 92 86 94 93
Corn Dented 63 46 46 67
Corn Mature 15 8 19 18
Soybeans Setting Pods 94 91 96 96
Soybeans Dropping Leaves 10 4 17 14
Cotton Setting Bolls 97 94 93 96
Cotton Bolls Opening 39 28 28 32
Spring Wheat Harvested 71 50 94 83
Sorghum Headed 92 88 98 97
Sorghum Coloring 62 48 71 67
Sorghum Mature 28 23 31 29
Sorghum Harvested 20 18 19 21
Oats Harvested 90 80 96 93
Barley Harvested 77 62 91 86
Rice Harvested 24 18 27 28

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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 43 11 8 11 27 42 12 4 10 27 45 14
Soybeans 5 9 29 47 10 4 9 30 46 11 4 10 29 46 11
Sorghum 17 28 34 20 1 16 28 35 19 2 3 10 30 47 10
Cotton 15 16 34 30 5 17 19 30 29 5 1 6 32 50 11
Rice 1 3 24 56 16 1 3 26 53 17 1 3 21 50 15

Brian Ethridge can be reached at brian.ethridge@dtn.com

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