The latest USDA Crop Progress Report says 80-percent of Iowa’s corn is rated good to excellent, while 75-percent of the state’s soybeans are good to excellent.
68-percent of northwest Iowa corn is silking. 66-percent of corn is silking statewide, which is four days behind last year, and three days behind the five-year average. Two-percent of northwest Iowa corn has reached the dough stage…and eight-percent of corn is in the dough stage throughout Iowa.
In northwest Iowa, 83-percent of soybeans are blooming, and 53-percent are setting pods. Statewide, 72-percent of soybeans are blooming, which is one week behind last year, and two days behind average. 32-percent of soybeans across the state are setting pods, five days behind last year, but only one day behind average.
Limited rain last week in Iowa resulted in over six days suitable for fieldwork.