Iowa Planting Season Nearing Conclusion

Iowa’s planting season is winding down.

According to the latest crop report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 98-percent of the state’s corn crop is in the ground, which is eight days ahead of last year, and 11 days ahead of the five-year average. 85-percent of corn has emerged statewide, which is one week ahead of last year and the average. 89-percent of northwest Iowa corn has emerged. Iowa’s first corn condition rating of the year shows 77-percent is in good to excellent condition.

94-percent of soybeans in Iowa have been planted, which is just over a week ahead of last year, and more than two weeks ahead of the five-year average. 93-percent of northwest Iowa soybeans have been planted. 67-percent of soybeans have emerged statewide, and that’s eight days better than last year and the average. 62-percent of northwest Iowa soybeans have emerged. The first soybean rating of the year shows that 71-percent are in good to excellent condition.

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