October 04, 2022

Indiana crop progress

There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 4. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 9% very short, 11% short, 57% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 11% very short, 32% short, 55% adequate, and 2% surplus. Corn dough reached 94%, compared to the five-year average of 92%. Corn dented reached 55%, compared to the five-year average of 62%. Corn mature reached 9%, compared to the five-year average of 15%. Corn harvested for silage reached 29%, compared to 28% last year. Corn condition was rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 32% fair, 49% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans setting pods reached 95%, compared to the five-year average of 94%. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 10%, compared to the five-year average of 15%. Soybean condition was rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 32% fair, 48% good, and 7% excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting reached 85%, compared to the five-year average of 84%. Pasture condition was rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 36% fair, 43% good, and 4% excellent.