A small percentage of corn and soybean planting remains after a busy week in the fields.
The U.S.D.A. report shows that 98% of the corn crop is in the ground. That’s three days ahead of the five-year average — but eleven days behind last year’s quick pace. Eighty-seven percent of the corn crop has emerged and the condition is rated 86 percent good to excellent.
Ninety-four percent of soybeans are planted — which is six days ahead of the five-year average. Sixty-nine percent of soybeans have emerged, which is one week behind last year but one day ahead of average.
The first soybean condition rating showed 82% in good or excellent condition.