Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

07/08/2019

The USDA Crop Progress Report released July 8th documented emergence of corn and progress in both corn and soybeans after a slow start that is expected to negatively impact yields as denoted by current crop condition. High topsoil moisture levels are evident in comparison with the corresponding week in 2018. 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 2019 harvest in October.

WEEK ENDING

Crop

June 30th

July 7th

5-Year Average

Corn Emerged %

Corn Silking %

94

-

98

8

100

22

       

Soybeans Planted %

Soybeans emerged %

Soybeans Blooming %

92

83

-

96

90

10

99

99

32

       

 

Crop Condition

V. Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2019

Corn 2018

3

2

9

5

31

18

47

54

10

21

Soybeans 2019

Soybeans 2018

2

2

9

5

35

22

47

55

7

16

 

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

3

12

70

15

Past Year

10

20

62

8

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

3

10

70

17

Past Year

10

222

62

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