June 12, 2024

Indiana crop progress for the week ending Aug. 13

There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Aug. 13, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Indiana Field Office. Statewide, the average temperature was 72.8 degrees, 0.1 degree above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.54 inches, 0.65 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 5% very short, 17% short, 73% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 9% very short, 22% short, 66% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Corn dough reached 55%, compared to the five-year average of 60%. Corn dented reached 2%, compared to the five-year average of 12%. Corn condition was rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 23% fair, 56% good, and 11% excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 91%, compared to the five-year average of 90%. Soybeans setting pods reached 71%, compared to the five-year average of 69%. Soybean condition was rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 22% fair, 57% good, and 11% excellent.