Indiana crops benefited from recent rain
Indiana’s crops had a week with some welcome rain and cooler temperatures. USDA statistician Nathanial Warenski says soil moisture levels rose, with 70% of topsoil now having adequate or surplus moisture. The rain also spurred pasture and hay regrowth.
USDA reporters say 85% of the corn is now silking with 25% of corn in the dough stage. Sixty percent of the crop is in good condition.
Seventy-seven percent of Indiana’s soybeans are blooming with 541% setting pods. Almost 60% of the soybeans are in good condition.
Farmers had a little more than four days suitable for fieldwork last week, and many of them were working on third crop hay with 25% of third crop alfalfa cut and 11% of other third crop hay cut.