Planting pace remains well ahead of the average, despite sporadic, sometimes heavy precipitation across the state.
The corn crop is 75% planted, compared to the previous year at 61% and the 5-year average of 67% with 47% of the crop emerged. There is some yellowing of plants in saturated fields.
Soybeans are 48% planted compared to 38% last year and the 5-year average of 29%. Twenty percent of the crop is emerged. Much of the early-planted soybeans were able to survive the late frosts.