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Indiana Corn Planting now just 6 Percent from Completion

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Heavy rain fell across portions of the state leaving standing water in many fields, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Some replanting will be necessary due to excess moisture. Heaviest precipitation fell across the northern counties with nearly 6 inches of rain reported in some areas. Farmers were busy planting, spraying herbicides and side dressing corn as the weather permitted. Cutting and baling of hay continued to lag behind because of the continued rainfall. Some wheat acreage suffered wind damage from the storms that moved across the state.

FIELD CROPS REPORT

There were 3.6 days suitable for field work during the week. Ninety-four percent of the intended corn acreage has been planted at this time compared with 100 percent last year and 88 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 99 percent of the corn acreage has been planted in the north, 96 percent in the central region and 81 percent in the south. Seventy-seven percent of the corn acreage has emerged compared with 99 percent last year and 73 percent for the 5-year average. National planting progress has moved to 91 percent.

Seventy-six percent of the intended soybean acreage has been planted compared with 96 percent last year and 66 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 89 percent of the soybean acreage has been planted in the north, 82 percent in the central region and 40 percent in the south. Forty-eight percent of the soybean acreage has emerged compared with 88 percent last year and 45 percent for the 5-year average. Fifty-seven percent of intended national soybean acres have now been planted.

Eighty-seven percent of the winter wheat acreage is headed compared with 99 percent last year and 93 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition is rated 73 percent good to excellent compared with 60 percent last year at this time.

LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORT

Livestock remained in mostly good condition with no health issues reported. Pasture condition remained steady and is rated 77 percent good to excellent compared with 46 percent last year at this time. First cutting of alfalfa hay is 42 percent complete compared with 94 percent last year and 53 percent for the 5-year average.

Source: NASS