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Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

09/14/2020

The USDA Crop Progress Report released on September 14th documented corn continuing to mature and soybeans dropping leaves close to or ahead of the 5-year averages despite the earlier start in 2020. Corn harvesting has commenced and is advanced in North Carolina (47 percent) and Texas (67 percent). The condition of both corn and soybean crops that were unaffected by the August 10th derocho, although having deteriorated during the past three weeks from drought, are recovering following rains in the Midwest and are superior to the 2019 season.

Subsoil and surface moisture levels denote some relief from drought conditions except in Western and Pacific states. Both topsoil and subsoil moisture improved this past week. The corn-belt has experienced unseasonal high temperatures in combination with elevated humidity that may predispose to mycotoxicosis in the 2020 corn harvest. CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2020 harvest in October.

Reference is made to the September 11th WASDE Report #604 under the STATISTICS tab documenting projected 2020 acreage, yields and ending stocks for corn and soybeans.

The Pro Farmer 7-State Crop Tour projected corn and soybean yields of 177.5 and 52.5 bushels per acre respectively, lower than USDA August estimates that were revised to 178.5 and 51.9 bushels per acre respectively in the September 11th WASDE Report.

 

WEEK ENDING

Crop

September 6th

September 13th

5-Year Average

Corn Dough (%)

Corn Dented (%)

Corn Mature (%)

Corn Harvested

100

79

25

-

100

89

41

5

100

82

32

5

Soybeans Setting Pods (%)

Soybeans Dropping Leaves (%)

100

20

100

37

100

31

Crop Condition

V. Poor

 Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2020 (%)

Corn 2019 (%) *

* late planting

5

4

10

10

25

31

46

44

14

11

Soybeans 2020 (%)

Soybeans 2019 (%)*

 * late planting N/A

3

4

8

10

26

32

50

45

13

9

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

13

25

56

6

Past Year

11

22

55

12

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

14

26

55

5

Past Year

9

22

59

10