Iowa Corn and Soybean Planting Just About Finished

A small percentage of corn and soybean planting remains after a busy week in the fields.

The U-S-D-A report shows that 98-percent of the corn crop is in the ground. That’s three days ahead of the five-year average — but eleven days behind last year’s quick pace. 87-percent of the corn crop has emerged, and the condition is rated 86 percent good to excellent.

94-percent of soybeans are planted — which is six days ahead of the five-year average. 69-percent of soybeans have emerged, which is one week behind last year but one day ahead of average. The first soybean condition rating showed 82-percent in good or excellent condition.

(thanks to Radio Iowa)