The latest Crop Progress and Conditioning Report, released from the USDA on Monday, indicates little planting progress was made last week due to the heavy rainfall and flooding throughout most of the State last week. Precipitation averaged 4.38 inches statewide.
Topsoil moisture supply was 36 percent adequate and 64 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 84 percent, 35 days behind last year, and 5 days behind the 5 year average (normal).
With just 1.4 days fit for fieldwork corn planting increased slightly to being 86-percent complete which is about a week and a half behind what is normally expected this time of year. There is 72-percent of the crop emerged with a minimal portion of the crops condition being rated poor to very poor, 42-percent fair and half of the crop was rated good to excellent.
We can expect to see some replanting due to the heavy rains.
Soybean planting has increased to now being 36-percent complete and 21-percent of the crop is emerged.
The first cutting of Alfalfa Hay is 34-percent complete.
Winter wheat headed is on the right course with 96-percent now complete. The crop is off to a good start with 6-percent rated poor to very poor, 31-percent fair, and 63-percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.
Pasture conditions improved last week with just a FEW reports of army worms in pastures.
To review the complete report released by the USDA click here: USDA June 02, 2013 Crop Progress and Condition Report