There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Indiana during the week ending May 29, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Indiana Field Office.
The average temperature for the week was 63 degrees. The amount of rainfall varied from 0.07 inches to 3.69 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 1.45 inches.
The favorable conditions early in the week allowed farmers to make rapid planting progress, with both corn and soybean plantings surpassing their five-year averages, before late-week rains slowed field activity. Winter wheat jointing caught up with the five-year average, and crop conditions remained stable from the previous week. Hay harvest progressed slowly due to the wet weather. Livestock were reported to be enjoying pasture growth, as pasture conditions remained stable from the previous week. Other activities for the week included spraying herbicides and mowing roadsides
Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3% short, 68% adequate, and 29% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1% very short, 4% short, 70% adequate, and 25% surplus.
Corn planted reached 81%, compared to the five-year average of 76%. Corn emerged reached 58%, compared to the five-year average of 60%.
Soybeans planted reached 70%, compared to the five-year average of 63%. Soybeans emerged reached 45%, compared to the five-year average of 44%.
Winter wheat headed was 63%, compared to the five-year average of 74%. Winter wheat jointing was 95%, even with the five-year average.