Indiana corn, soybean planting in home stretch


Indiana corn, soybean planting in home stretch

Corn and soybean planting has reached the late stages in Indiana.

The USDA says 97% of corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 94%, and 89% has emerged, compared to 83% on average, with 74% of the crop called good to excellent.

92% of soybeans are planted, compared to the usual rate of 85%, with 80% emerged, compared to 71% on average, and 73% of the crop in good to excellent shape.

96% of winter wheat has headed, matching the normal pace, with 15% of that crop mature, compared to 29% on average, and 69% is rated good to excellent.

77% of Indiana’s pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, with the first cuttings of alfalfa and other hay behind scheduled.

93% of Indiana has adequate to surplus soil moisture.