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Indiana Harvest Almost Complete

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Harvest of corn and soybeans is winding down around the state with many operations now finished, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The majority of the remaining corn is in north central and eastern counties. Replenished soil moisture and moderate fall temperatures have allowed for good growth and development of hay and cover crops before winter. More cover crops have been planted than normal to help preserve the unused nutrients in the soil due to the summer drought.

 

Ninety-five percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared to 83 percent last year and 84 percent for the 5-year average. By area, 94 percent of the corn acreage has been harvested in the north, 94 percent in the central region, and 97 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 17.5 percent.

Ninety-six percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 95 percent for both last year and the 5-year average. By area, 97 percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested in the north, 96 percent in the central region, and 94 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13 percent.

Ninety-eight percent of the winter wheat acreage has been planted compared to 97 percent last year and 95 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-six percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 86 percent last year and 79 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-four percent of the winter wheat acreage is in good to excellent condition compared to 71 percent last year at this time.

 



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