November 14, 2018

WEEKLY CROP PROGRESS 10-7-18

Crop Progress 10/7/18:

Wet weather moving across much of the country has taken its toll on the pace of soybean harvest.  Soybean harvest has gone from being ahead of the 5-year average to behind the average pace now at 32% complete vs. 36% on average.  Generally, the northwestern half of the country is behind while east and south are ahead.

Corn harvest is still ahead of average at 34% complete vs. 26% on average.  Corn may slip behind in next week’s report as wet weather has stalled most harvest activity.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 68% TW vs. 69% LW, 64% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 68% TW vs. 68% LW, 61% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 55% TW vs. 54% LW, 64% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Mature 93% TW vs. 86% LW, 80% LY, 83% AVG
Corn Harvested 34% TW vs. 26% LW, 21% LY, 26% AVG
Soybean Dropping Leaves 91% TW vs. 83% LW, 88% LY, 85% AVG
Soybean Harvested 32% TW vs. 23% LW, 34% LY, 36% AVG
Milo Coloring 97% TW vs. 94% LW, 93% LY, 95% AVG
Milo Mature 73% TW vs. 62% LW, 68% LY, 72% AVG
Milo Harvested 39% TW vs. 34% LW, 35% LY, 42% AVG
Winter Wheat Planted 57% TW vs. 43% LW, 46% LY, 54% AVG
Winter Wheat Emerged 30% TW vs. 14% LW, 23% LY, 28% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 9/30/18:

The 2018 corn and soybean harvest is moving forward with about one quarter of the crops harvested so far.  While most areas are ahead of the 5-year average progress, the central belt has been moving ahead much quicker than the northern belt.  Wet weather threatens to slow the pace in the upcoming week.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 69% TW vs. 69% LW, 63% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 68% TW vs. 68% LW, 60% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 55% LW, 64% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Mature 86% TW vs. 72% LW, 66% LY, 71% AVG
Corn Harvested 26% TW vs. 16% LW, 16% LY, 17% AVG
Soybean Dropping Leaves 83% TW vs. 71% LW, 78% LY, 75% AVG
Soybean Harvested 23% TW vs. 14% LW, 20% LY, 20% AVG
Milo Coloring 97% TW vs. 94% LW, 93% LY, 95% AVG
Milo Mature 62% TW vs. 50% LW, 59% LY, 63% AVG
Milo Harvested 34% TW vs. 30% LW, 34% LY, 36% AVG
Winter Wheat Planted 43% TW vs. 28% LW, 34% LY, 40% AVG
Winter Wheat Emerged 14% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 10% LY, 14% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 9/16/18:

The 2018 corn and soybean crops are moving towards the finish line with 9% of the corn crop and 6% of the soybean crop reported harvested.  Progress has consistently been moving ahead of the average pace ever since warm weather this spring and early summer pushed crops ahead of the average pace.

Condition scores also remain at or above 5-year average levels.

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Crop Progress 9/2/18:

The corn and soybean crops of 2018 are moving toward harvest with 22% of the corn crop rated mature and 16% of the soybean crop dropping leaves this week.  Corn conditions declined 1% to 67% good-excellent and soybean conditions were steady at 66% good-excellent.

CROP STAGE  /  CONDITION THIS WEEK LAST WEEK LAST YEAR 5 YEAR AVG
CORN PCT DOUGH 96 92 91 91
CORN PCT DENTED 75 61 58 60
CORN PCT MATURE 22 10 11 11
SORGHUM PCT HEADED 96 93 95 95
SORGHUM PCT COLORING 69 55 60 62
SORGHUM PCT MATURE 30 27 31 33
SORGHUM PCT HARVESTED 22 20 23 23
SOYBEANS PCT DROPPING LEAVES 16 7 10 9
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM) PCT HARVESTED 87 77 87 75
COTTON PCT SETTING BOLLS 96 91 96 96
COTTON PCT BOLLS OPENING 29 21 24 26
CORN CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 67 68 61 66
SORGHUM CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 52 53 63 62
SOYBEANS CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 66 66 61 63
COTTON CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 41 44 65 52

 

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Crop Progress 8/26/18:

Corn conditions were stable this week at 68% good-excellent and soybean condition scores improved from 65% to 66% good-excellent this week.

Progress is quickly moving ahead 10% of the corn crop is now mature and 7% of the soybean crop is dropping leaves.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 68% TW vs. 68% LW, 62% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 66% TW vs. 65% LW, 60% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 53% TW vs. 49% LW, 65% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Dough 92% TW vs. 85% LW, 85% LY, 84% AVG
Corn Dented 61% TW vs. 44% LW, 42% LY, 42% AVG
Corn Mature 10% TW vs. NA% LW, 5% LY, 5% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 95% TW vs. 91% LW, 92% LY, 90% AVG
Soybean Dropping Leaves 7% TW vs. NA% LW, 5% LY, 4% AVG
Milo Headed 93% TW vs. 87% LW, 90% LY, 90% AVG
Milo Coloring 55% TW vs. 46% LW, 48% LY, 52% AVG
Milo Mature 27% TW vs. 23% LW, 29% LY, 30% AVG
Milo Harvested 20% TW vs. NA% LW, 21% LY, 21% AVG
Spring Wheat Harvested 77% TW vs. 60% LW, 73% LY, 61% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 8/19/18:

Corn and soybean condition scores showed some more deterioration in the past week.  Scores dropped more notably in western states due to hot and dry conditions.  Corn conditions declined from 70% to 68% good-excellent and soybeans dropped from 66% to 65% good-excellent.  Both figures are at the 5-year average for each crop at this time.

Progress is moving ahead of the 5-year average pace as both crops near maturity.

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Crop Progress 8/12/18:

Rapid corn and soybean development point towards an early harvest and crop progress continues to run about a week ahead of the 5-year average pace.

Both corn and soybean condition scores declined another 1% in the good-excellent categories.  The declines were evenly spread out around the country this week.

CROP STAGE  /  CONDITION THIS WEEK LAST WEEK LAST YEAR 5 YEAR AVG
CORN PCT DOUGH 73 57 58 56
CORN PCT DENTED 26 12 15 13
SORGHUM PCT HEADED 78 69 73 73
SORGHUM PCT COLORING 37 31 30 36
SORGHUM PCT MATURE 21 20 21 24
SOYBEANS PCT BLOOMING 96 92 93 92
SOYBEANS PCT SETTING PODS 84 75 77 72
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM) PCT HARVESTED 35 13 38 27
WINTER WHEAT PCT HARVESTED 94 90 97 96
COTTON PCT SQUARING 96 92 97 98
COTTON PCT SETTING BOLLS 77 60 77 78
COTTON PCT BOLLS OPENING 13 9 10 9
CORN CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 70 71 62 68
SORGHUM CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 49 49 64 62
SOYBEANS CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 66 67 59 66
WHEAT, SPRING, (EXCL DURUM) CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 75 74 33 61
COTTON CONDITIONS GOOD + EXCELLENT 40 40 61 52

 

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Crop Progress 8/5/18:

Weekly crop progress reports that the 2018 corn and soybean crops are continuing to cruise towards the finish line at about a week ahead of the average progress pace on a national level.

However, condition scores of both crops declined somewhat this past week.  Scores dropped more in western states vs. eastern states.  The corn crop is rated 71% good-excellent vs. 72% last week and 60% last year.  Soybean scores dropped to 67% good-excellent vs. 70% last week and 60% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 71% TW vs. 72% LW, 60% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 67% TW vs. 70% LW, 60% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 49% TW vs. 52% LW, 61% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 74% TW vs. 78% LW, 32% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 96% TW vs. 91% LW, 92% LY, 92% AVG
Corn Dough 57% TW vs. 38% LW, 39% LY, 37% AVG
Corn Dented 12% TW vs. NA% LW, 6% LY, 6% AVG
Soybean Blooming 92% TW vs. 86% LW, 89% LY, 86% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 75% TW vs. 60% LW, 63% LY, 58% AVG
Milo Headed 69% TW vs. 54% LW, 60% LY, 62% AVG
Milo Coloring 31% TW vs. 26% LW, 26% LY, 31% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 90% TW vs. 85% LW, 93% LY, 92% AVG
Spring Wheat Harvested 13% TW vs. 4% LW, 22% LY, 14% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 7/22/18:

Corn and soybean development continue to progress at a pace roughly a week ahead of the 5-year average on a national level.

While the trade was expecting crop condition scores to deteriorate some more as they have been recently, corn scores were steady at 72% good-excellent and soybean conditions improved to 70% good-excellent.

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Crop Progress 7/15/18:

Warmers than normal temperatures continue to accelerate crop development with both corn and soybean progress moving along about 1 week ahead of the 5-year average pace of development.  Condition scores are trending lower but remain better above average.

Corn Silking is at 63% vs. 37% last year and 37% on average.  Corn conditions slipped to 72% good-excellent vs. 75% last week and 64% last year.

Soybeans Blooming are at 65% vs. 49% last year and 45% on average.  Soybean conditions slipped to 69% good-excellent vs. 71% last week and 61% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 72% TW vs. 75% LW, 64% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 69% TW vs. 71% LW, 61% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 47% TW vs. 51% LW, 63% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 80% TW vs. 80% LW, 34% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 63% TW vs. 37% LW, 37% LY, 37% AVG
Soybean Blooming 65% TW vs. 47% LW, 49% LY, 45% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 26% TW vs. 11% LW, 15% LY, 11% AVG
Milo Headed 31% TW vs. 25% LW, 31% LY, 32% AVG
Milo Coloring 19% TW vs. 17% LW, 20% LY, 20% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 74% TW vs. 63% LW, 74% LY, 71% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 93% TW vs. 81% LW, 89% LY, 85% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 7/8/18:

May and June temperatures in the corn belt rank near the top which has rapidly pushed along crop development.  This week’s crop progress report shows that despite a slow start to the planting season, corn and soybeans are ahead of the 5-year average.

Corn % silking is at 37% vs. 18% last year and 18% on average.  Soybeans blooming are at 47% vs. 32% last year and 27% on average.

While condition scores have dipped slightly, they are still on the high end of the range for this time of year.  Corn conditions are 75% good-excellent vs. 76% last week and 65% last year.  Soybean conditions are 71% good-excellent vs. 71% last week and 62% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 75% TW vs. 76% LW, 65% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 71% TW vs. 71% LW, 62% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 51% TW vs. 53% LW, 63% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 80% TW vs. 77% LW, 35% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 37% TW vs. 17% LW, 18% LY, 18% AVG
Soybean Blooming 47% TW vs. 27% LW, 32% LY, 27% AVG
Soybean Setting Pods 11% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 6% LY, 4% AVG
Milo Headed 25% TW vs. 22% LW, 28% LY, 27% AVG
Milo Coloring 17% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 17% LY, 17% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 63% TW vs. 51% LW, 65% LY, 61% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 81% TW vs. 58% LW, 76% LY, 69% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 7/1/18:

NASS reported crop condition scores dipped slightly this past week but remain historically high.  Corn conditions dipped to 76% good-excellent vs. 77% last week and 68% last year.  Corn progress is moving along ahead of average with 17% of the crop silking.

Soybean conditions dropped 2% to 71% good-excellent vs. 73% last week and 64% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 76% TW vs. 77% LW, 68% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 71% TW vs. 73% LW, 64% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 53% TW vs. 56% LW, 62% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 37% TW vs. 37% LW, 48% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 77% TW vs. 77% LW, 37% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Silking 17% TW vs. 5% LW, 9% LY, 8% AVG
Soybean Blooming 27% TW vs. 12% LW, 17% LY, 13% AVG
Milo Headed 22% TW vs. 20% LW, 24% LY, 24% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 51% TW vs. 41% LW, 51% LY, 49% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 58% TW vs. 34% LW, 56% LY, 48% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 6/17/18:

Excellent crop condition scores continue to be the story of the 2018 corn and soybean crop so far.  NASS reported corn conditions improved to 78% good-excellent vs. 77% last week and 67% last year.

Soybean conditions dipped slightly to 73% good-excellent vs. 74% last week and 67% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 78% TW vs. 77% LW, 67% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 73% TW vs. 74% LW, 67% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 54% TW vs. 50% LW, 66% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 39% TW vs. 38% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 78% TW vs. 70% LW, 41% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Emerged 98% TW vs. 94% LW, 97% LY, 97% AVG
Soybean Planted 97% TW vs. 93% LW, 95% LY, 91% AVG
Soybean Emerged 90% TW vs. 83% LW, 87% LY, 81% AVG
Milo Planted 89% TW vs. 80% LW, 84% LY, 82% AVG
Milo Headed 18% TW vs. 16% LW, 17% LY, 17% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 95% TW vs. 91% LW, 96% LY, 95% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 27% TW vs. 14% LW, 26% LY, 19% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 97% TW vs. 94% LW, 98% LY, 95% AVG
Spring Wheat Headed 9% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 14% LY, 12% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 6/10/18:

Weekly Crop Progress reports that corn and soybean progress continues to move at or ahead of the 5-year average pace.  Condition scores become more of the focus now that the crop has been planted timely and has emerged.

While condition scores declined slightly, they remain historically high.  Corn conditions are 77% good-excellent vs. 78% last week and 67% last year.  Soybean conditions are 74% good-excellent vs. 75% last week and 66% last year.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 77% TW vs. 78% LW, 67% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 74% TW vs. 75% LW, 0% LY
Milo Conditions G/E: 50% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 67% LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 38% TW vs. 37% LW, 50% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 70% TW vs. 70% LW, 45% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Emerged 94% TW vs. 86% LW, 93% LY, 92% AVG
Soybean Planted 93% TW vs. 87% LW, 91% LY, 85% AVG
Soybean Emerged 83% TW vs. 68% LW, 74% LY, 69% AVG
Milo Planted 80% TW vs. 61% LW, 69% LY, 68% AVG
Milo Headed 16% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 15% LY, 12% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 91% TW vs. 83% LW, 91% LY, 90% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 14% TW vs. 5% LW, 16% LY, 10% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 94% TW vs. 81% LW, 94% LY, 89% AVG

 

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Crop Progress 6/3/18

NASS reported the initial national soybean crop condition scores and much like the debut of national corn ratings last week, they were very good.  The national soybean crop is rated 75% good-excellent.  Corn conditions dipped slightly to 78% good-excellent vs. 79% last week and 68% last year.

Corn and soybean progress continues to move forward at or ahead of the 5-year average.

Conditions    (Good + Excellent)
Corn Conditions G/E: 78% TW vs. 79% LW, 68% LY
Soybean Conditions G/E: 75% TW vs. NA LW, NA LY
Winter Wheat Conditions G/E: 37% TW vs. 38% LW, 49% LY
Spring Wheat Conditions G/E: 70% TW vs. NA LW, 55% LY
Crop Progress Summary
Corn Planted 97% TW vs. 92% LW, 95% LY, 95% AVG
Corn Emerged 86% TW vs. 72% LW, 84% LY, 83% AVG
Soybean Planted 87% TW vs. 77% LW, 81% LY, 75% AVG
Soybean Emerged 68% TW vs. 47% LW, 55% LY, 52% AVG
Milo Planted 61% TW vs. 49% LW, 53% LY, 54% AVG
Winter Wheat Headed 83% TW vs. 73% LW, 86% LY, 83% AVG
Winter Wheat Harvested 5% TW vs. (NA)% LW, 9% LY, 4% AVG
Spring Wheat Planted 97% TW vs. 91% LW, 99% LY, 94% AVG
Spring Wheat Emerged 81% TW vs. 63% LW, 88% LY, 82% AVG

 

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