Iowa planting progress: corn at 86%, soybeans 67% planted
Corn planting is about a week and-a-half ahead of normal in Iowa.
The latest weekly crop report from USDA says as of Sunday, 86 percent of the state’s intended corn acres are planted, compared to the five-year average of 65 percent.
Corn emergence, at 22 percent, jumped 20 percentage points during the week.
ASGROW/Dekalb agronomist Scott Johnson tells Brownfield dry conditions are impacting emergence.
“Depending on the field and situation, we’re seeing some corn come up a little more uneven then we’d like to see.”
Just over two-thirds of the state’s expected soybean crop is planted, more than two weeks faster than normal. Six percent has emerged, compared to two percent normally.