Excessive moisture across much of the Corn Belt...
Last week was another hot and wet week. Many parts of the state are experiencing problems due to flooding and ponding of fields. Wet field conditions are taking their toll on crops and prohibiting producers from applying much needed herbicides. Producers continue spraying corn and soybeans, and baling hay as the weather permits.
The winter wheat harvest has reached 20 percent complete.
Topsoil moisture was rated 39 percent adequate and 60 percent surplus.
Corn condition is 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 17 percent excellent. Soybean condition is 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.
Meanwhile, a stationary front lingers through mid-week, causing periodic clusters of thunderstorms.