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USDA Crop Progress Report

April 12, 2021 8:37pm

Due to measurable rainfall, Iowa farmers only had 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

There were just 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork in northwest Iowa.

Fieldwork activities last week included applying anhydrous and fertilizer, spreading manure, spring tillage, and planting oats. There were also scattered reports of corn being planted.

39-percent of oats have been planted in northwest Iowa. Statewide, 37-percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, which is four days ahead of last year, and five days ahead of the five-year average. Three-percent of oats have emerged statewide.

Topsoil moisture in northwest Iowa is 11-percent very short, 27-percent short, 60-percent adequate, and two-percent surplus.