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HARVEST PROGRESS LAGS BEHIND AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

 

91 PERCENT OF CORN HAS REACHED THE DENT STAGE, AND 59 PERCENT IS MATURE SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

 

 

65 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE DROPPING LEAVES AND 11 PERCENT HAS BEEN HARVESTED. THAT COMPARES TO 40 PERCENT HARVESTED BY NOW NORMALLY. 

 

 

19 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN PLANTED…MATCHING THE AVERAGE PACE…AND 94 PERCENT OF THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS COMPLETE.

 

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE HELD STEADY AT EIGHT PERCENT VERY SHORT, 15 PERCENT SHORT, 57 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 20 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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