Low temperatures and moderate precipitation continued to slow harvest progress, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office. While rain and, in some areas, snow were slightly below normal for the week, the cool temperatures helped keep fields saturated.
The average temperature for the week was 38.9 degrees, 5.3 degrees below normal for the State. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.02 to 1.57 inches during the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.63 inches. There were 2.9 days available for fieldwork for the week ending November 11.
Corn and soybean harvest progressed slowly but steadily this week, hindered by high soil moisture and lodging in some fields. Cold temperatures also slowed winter wheat progress, with winter wheat planted and emerged falling slightly behind the five-year average. The winter wheat crop remained in mostly good condition. Other activities for the week included fall tillage, applying fall fertilizers, spreading manure, spraying for fall burndown, and hauling grain.