There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 25, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.
Statewide, the average temperature was 72.0 degrees, 1.4 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.22 inches, 0.55 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 8 percent very short, 26 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 8 percent very short, 24 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Corn dough was at 75 percent, compared to 97 percent last year and 94 percent for the 5-year average. Corn dented was at 34 percent, compared to 78 percent last year and 60 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming were at 93 percent. Soybeans setting pods was at 79 percent, compared to 99 percent last year and 94 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition was 3 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.