Wet grounds hindering the last of Spring planting...
The spotty rains continued last week, interrupting fieldwork in many parts of the state and delaying the last of soybean planting. Producers continued spraying corn and soybeans and baling hay as weather permitted.
Corn emergence is at 98 percent compared to 87 percent last year. Soybeans are 91 percent planted compared to the five-year average of 87 percent. Soybean emergence is at 81 percent compared to the five-year average of 76 percent.
The winter wheat harvest has begun with 10 percent of the crop harvested.
Corn condition is 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 20 percent excellent. Soybean condition is 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.