Corn silking at 91 percent


There were 5.7 days suitable for field work during the week ending July 25, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.


Statewide, the average temperature was 76.5 degrees. Precipitation averaged 0.05 inches, 0.97 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 12 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 12 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.


Corn silking reached 91 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 82 percent. Corn dough reached 20 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 22 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.


Soybeans blooming reached 77 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 71 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 38 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 37 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.

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