Soybean condition rating improves in Minnesota


Soybean condition rating improves in Minnesota

It was another dry week across much of Minnesota.

USDA’s latest weekly crop report says 72 percent of topsoil moisture and 76 percent of subsoil moisture is rated adequate to surplus.

Corn silking is five days behind normal at 75 percent, with 63 percent of the crop considered good to excellent.

Soybean development is about five days behind average with 81 percent blooming.  The condition rating improved several percentage points on the week to 66 percent good to excellent.

For small grains, oats are 16 percent harvested, spring wheat is 45 percent coloring, and barley is four percent harvested.

Sugarbeets are called 71 percent good to excellent, and the second cutting of alfalfa advanced to 80 percent.