By Brian Ethridge
DTN Marketing Editor
This article was originally posted at 3:03 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 22. It was last updated at 3:54 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 22.
OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and soybean development took a nice jump from last week's Crop Progress report, but continues to lag far behind the five-year average pace, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released Monday.
As of Sunday, July 21, an estimated 35% of corn was silking, up 18 percentage point from the previous week and 31 percentage points behind the five-year average of 66%.
Corn condition, estimated at 57% good to excellent, was down 1 percentage point from 58% the previous week.
"Some notable bad states were Illinois at 43%, Indiana at 35%, Ohio at 35%, Missouri at 33% and Michigan at 42%. North Dakota at 77%, Nebraska at 77% and Minnesota at 57% were the best ratings in key major states," said DTN Senior Analyst Dana Mantini.
Soybean development also remained behind normal last week. NASS estimated that 40% of soybeans were blooming, up 18 percentage points from the previous week but 26 percentage points behind the five-year average of 66%.
The soybean crop's good-to-excellent rating of 54% was unchanged from the previous week.
"Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio are major states with the worst ratings, while Nebraska at 73%, North Dakota at 65%, and Minnesota at 62% are the majors with the best rating," said Mantini.
Winter wheat harvest moved ahead another 12 percentage points last week to reach 69% complete as of Sunday, behind last year's 79% and 10 percentage points behind the five-year average of 79%.
The Spring wheat crop was 92% headed, up 14 percentage points from 78% the previous week, but was 2 percentage points behind the five-year average of 94%.
Spring wheat condition was rated 76% good to excellent, unchanged from the previous week.
"Key states Minnesota and North Dakota continued to lead the pack at 85% and 80% good to excellent, respectively," concluded Mantini.
Sorghum was pegged at 27% headed, 13 percentage points behind the five-year average of 40%. Sorghum coloring was estimated at 16%, behind the average of 22%. Sorghum condition was rated 73% good to excellent. Oats were 94% headed, behind the average of 98%.
Cotton squaring reached 78% as of Sunday, behind the average pace of 80%. Cotton setting bolls was 33%, also behind the average of 37%. Cotton condition was rated 60% good to excellent, up 4 percentage points from the previous week's 56% good to excellent. Rice headed was pegged at 31%, behind the average of 43%. Rice condition was rated 65% good to excellent.
To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Soybeans Setting Pods||7||NA||41||28|
|Winter Wheat Harvested||69||57||79||79|
|Spring Wheat Headed||92||78||96||94|
|Cotton Setting Bolls||33||20||40||37|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP = Very Poor; P = Poor; F = Fair; G = Good; E = Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
|National Soil Moisture Condition - 48 States|
|(VS = Very Short; SH = Short; AD = Adequate; SR = Surplus)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
Brian Ethridge can be reached at Brian.Ethridge@dtn.com
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