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USDA Crop Progress Report

July 28, 2020 6:29am

Another week with primarily spotty rains meant farmers had six days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week in northwest Iowa.

Fieldwork activities included spraying, harvesting hay and grain movement. Aerial application of fungicides was also reported.

Corn silking or beyond reached 87-percent, which is 12 days ahead of the previous year, and three days ahead of the five-year average. 89-percent of corn is silking in northwest Iowa. Corn condition rated 77-percent good to excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 85-percent, just over two weeks ahead of last year, and six days ahead of average.

Soybeans setting pods reached 50-percent, just over two weeks

ahead of last year, and five days ahead of average. In northwest Iowa, 89-percent of soybeans are blooming, and 61-percent are setting pods. Soybean condition rated 76-percent good to excellent.