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USDA Crop Progress Report

August 10, 2020 4:44pm

Most of Iowa saw little to no rain last week, and thus farmers had 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork in northwest Iowa.

Fieldwork activities continue to be spraying, harvesting hay and grain movement.

Corn was 66-percent in the dough stage or beyond, 12 days ahead of the previous year, and five days ahead of the five-year average. 64-percent of corn in northwest Iowa is in the dough stage or beyond.

Corn in dent stage reached nine-percent. That is over a week ahead of the previous year, but just one day ahead of average. Northwest Iowa is also at nine-percent of corn in the dent stage.

Corn condition fell to 69-percent good to excellent.

Soybeans were 94-percent blooming or beyond, four days ahead of average. 99-percent of soybeans are blooming in northwest Iowa.

Soybeans setting pods are two weeks ahead of last year, and a week ahead of average at 83-percent. In northwest Iowa, 90-percent of soybeans are settling pods.

Soybean condition fell to 70-percent good to excellent.

In northwest Iowa, topsoil moisture is 24-percent short, 46-percent very short, 29-percent adequate, and one-percent surplus.