Dry conditions in the central district reduced crop conditions and hampered pasture growth. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork statewide. Lack of moisture was a concern for the northeast and southwest district with topsoil moisture rated 99 percent short to very short.
Corn dough stage and beyond was 95 percent, 5 days ahead of last year and the 5-year historic average (normal). Corn dented was 84 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 8 days ahead of normal. Corn mature was 33 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal. Corn condition was 44 percent poor to very poor, 26 percent fair, and 30 percent good to excellent, decreasing slightly from last week.
Soybeans blooming and beyond were 97 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal. Soybeans setting pods and beyond were 84 percent, the same as last year, but 2 days ahead of the normal pace. Soybeans turning color and beyond were 3 percent, 4 days behind last year, and 5 days behind the 5 year average. Soybean condition rated 30 percent poor to very poor, 31 percent fair, and 39 percent good to excellent.
Sorghum turning color and beyond was 40 percent, 10 days behind last year, and 1 week behind normal. Sorghum mature was 9 percent, 4 days behind last year, and 2 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 29 percent poor to very poor, 36 percent fair, 35 percent good to excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 88 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year, but 8 days behind the average pace.
Pasture condition decreased slightly from last week to 44 percent poor to very poor, 37 percent fair, 19 percent good to excellent causing some producers to continue to feed hay.