Weekly Crop Report

November 10, 2015

Harvest activities wound down last week… while fall tillage, tiling, and fertilizer applications continued.

The USDA says farmers used the five-and-a-half days suitable for fieldwork to harvest corn for grain, harvest soybeans, and haul and spread manure. Reports of anhydrous application were received, although some farmers are waiting for cooler weather before applying.

Ninety-three percent of the corn crop for grain has been harvested statewide, and 97-percent in northwest Iowa… nine days ahead of last year, and two days ahead of the five-year average. There were reports of corn piles on the ground at some ethanol plants and local elevators. Ninety-eight percent of the soybean crop has been harvested statewide, and 100-percent in northwest Iowa… one week ahead of last year.

Grain movement from farm to elevator was rated 51 percent moderate to heavy. Off-farm grain storage availability was rated 78 percent adequate to surplus. On-farm grain storage availability was rated 69 percent adequate to surplus.
Topsoil moisture in northwest Iowa was five-percent short… 92-percent adequate… and three-percent surplus.