The majority of Iowa’s corn and soybeans are in good shape, according to the latest report from the U.S.D.A.
The crop report covers activity through Sunday and places 81 percent of the state’s corn crop in good or excellent condition. The U.S.D.A. rates 80percent of the soybean crop in good to excellent condition.
Sixty-seven-percent of the corn crop has reached the silking stage, which is a week ahead of average and five days ahead of last year. Soybeans are also ahead of normal, as blooming reached 66 percent and soybean setting pods hit 20 percent.
High winds and hail last week damaged some crops over northern, west-central, central, and east-central Iowa. Heavy rains on Sunday also flooded some fields around the state.
Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service.