Minnesota crops in quick, look good
Corn and soybean planting is nearly complete in Minnesota.
The latest crop report from USDA says as of Sunday, 99 percent of the intended corn acreage and 95 percent of intended soybean acres are planted.
Corn emergence is 91 percent, 19 days ahead of last year and more than a week ahead of normal.
Eighty-three percent of corn is rated good to excellent, a two percent improvement from the week before.
Soybean emergence is 18 days ahead of a year ago and a week faster than average at 73 percent.
In the first condition report of 2020, 84 percent of the state’s soybeans are rated good to excellent.
Spring wheat planting is nearly complete, with emergence slower than normal at 71 percent.
Sugarbeet planting is 99 percent done, potatoes are 94 percent planted, and 75 percent of the sunflower crop is planted.