While farmers along the Missouri River continue to battle flood waters, the entire state dealt with high temperatures. According to the latest crop progress report, topsoil moisture on average declined from last week to 33 percent short to very short, 61 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.
As of Sunday, corn silked and beyond was 44 percent, 1 week behind last year, and 4 days behind the 5-year historic average. Condition was rated 11 percent poor to very poor, 23 percent fair and 66 percent rated good to excellent.
Nearly all the soybean crop has emerged. Only 11 percent of the crop is blooming and beyond, that’s 5 days behind last year and normal. Soybean condition is rated 7 percent poor to very poor, 28 percent fair and 65 percent good to excellent.
Sorghum headed and beyond was 2 percent, nearly 2 weeks behind last year and normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent poor, 34 percent fair and 65 percent good to excellent.
Winter wheat harvest was wrapping up with 97 percent in the bin, the same as last year, but 1 week ahead of normal. Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 66 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal. Other hay cut was at 83 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.
Pasture condition continued to decline with 9 percent poor, 34 percent fair, and 57 percent good to excellent.