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Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

07/27/2020

The USDA Crop Progress Report released on July 27th documented corn silking and soybeans setting pods close to the 5-year average despite the earlier start in 2020. The condition of both corn and soybean crops are superior to 2019.

 

Subsoil and surface moisture levels were lower than the corresponding weeks in 2019 creating concern in some states over drought. Topsoil moisture was partly restored by rains over the past two weeks. The corn-belt has experienced unseasonal high temperatures in combination with elevated humidity that may predispose to mycotoxicosis in the 2020 harvest. CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2020 harvest in October.

 

Reference is made to the July 10th WASDE Report #602 under the STATISTICS tab documenting projected 2020 acreage and yields.

WEEK ENDING

 

Crop

July 19th

July 26th

5-Year Average

Corn Silking (%)

Corn Dough (%)

59

9

82

22

75

17

Soybeans Blooming (%)

Soybeans setting pods (%)

64

25

76

43

72

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crop Condition

V. Poor

 Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2020 (%)

Corn 2019 (%) *

* late planting

2

3

5

9

21

30

55

47

17

11

Soybeans 2020 (%)

Soybeans 2019 (%)*

 * late planting N/A

1

3

5

 10

22

33

57

45

15

9

 


 

 

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

11

26

57

6

Past Year

7

24

61

8

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

10

25

60

5

Past Year

4

19

69

8


 
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