June 27, 2022

Indiana Crop Progress

Dry, warm weather provided ideal conditions for fieldwork last week, according to Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office. Soil moisture levels decreased from the previous week, with 89% of topsoil moisture reported as adequate or surplus. The average temperature for the week was 71.5 degree, 4.3 degrees above normal for the state. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 1.48 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.32 inches, 0.73 inches below normal. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 5.

Corn and soybean plantings moved closer to completion as farmers in Indiana took advantage of the dry weather, with both crops progressing ahead of their five-year averages. The warm temperatures and adequate soil moisture benefited winter wheat growth, and winter wheat crop conditions improved slightly. Hay harvest progressed rapidly thanks to the favorable weather.

Indiana corn planted reached 92%, compared to the five-year average of 85% for the week ending June 5. Corn emerged reached 76%, compared to the five-year average of 72%. Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 63% good, and 13% excellent.

Soybeans planted reached 84%, compared to the five-year average of 75%. Soybeans emerged reached 63%, compared to the five-year average of 58%. Soybean condition was rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 22% fair, 63% good, 10% excellent.

Winter wheat headed was 86%, compared to the five-year average of 89%. Winter wheat condition was rated 3% poor, 7% poor, 23% fair, 50% good, and 17% excellent.