The report shows 92-percent of the corn has been planted, which is six days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of the 5-year average. Northwest Iowa stayed ahead of the pace — with 98-percent of the corn planting there complete.
Southwest Iowa lags behind the state average with just 75-percent of the corn crop in. Sixty-three-percent of the corn has emerged, which is one week ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of normal.
Soybean planting crossed the halfway point at 51-percent complete — three-days days ahead of last year and two days ahead of the average.