Last week was cool and dry for much of the state, allowing harvest to continue at an exceptionally rapid rate. With harvest progressing, many producers have started fall tillage, fertilizer applications, and wheat seeding.
Corn harvest advanced to 74 percent complete, compared to just 5 percent last year and a five-year average of 31 percent.
Soybean harvest jumped to 50 percent complete, well ahead of last year’s 5 percent and the five-year average of 28 percent.
Winter wheat is now 20 percent seeded, compared to the five-year average of 14 percent.
Weatherwise, high pressure will bring pleasant, early-Autumn weather conditions to the region through early next week. Temperatures are expected to warm back into the 70s by Wednesday and remain above normal through the weekend.