Wet weather early in the week soaked the field and hampered much planting progress last week. According to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report, rain totals varied from 0.32 inches to 3.08 inches with an average of 2.18 inches. For the week ending May 24, there were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork.
That rain slowed planting progress for both corn and soybeans, however, they are both ahead of the five-year average.
80 percent of the corn is planted, an increase of 8 percent from last week and 20 percent more than last year. Nationally, 88 percent of the corn is planted. 55 percent of Indiana’s corn is emerged. Nationally, 64 percent of the crop has emerged.
Corn conditions appear to be in decent shape. 74 percent of the corn is rated good to excellent condition.
38 percent of Indiana’s soybeans have been planted, 10 percent more than last week. Nationally, 65 percent of the crop have been planted. 38 percent of soybeans have emerged, an increase of 20 percent from the week prior.