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Crop Progress

09/09/2019

Status of 2019 Corn and Soybean Crops

The USDA Crop Progress Report released on September 9th documented progress in both corn and soybeans after a slow start to planting that is expected to negatively impact yields as documented in the August WASDE Report available under the STATISTICS tab. Current crop condition for both soybeans and corn are inferior to the 2018 harvest as tabulated below. High topsoil moisture levels were evident in comparison with the corresponding weeks in 2018 until the past week. CHICK-NEWS and EGG-NEWS will report on the progress of the two major crops as monitored by the USDA through the end of the 2019 harvest in October.

WEEK ENDING

Crop

September 1st

September 8th

5-Year Average

Corn Dough %

Corn Dented %

Corn Mature %

81

41

6

99

55

11

97

77

24

       

Soybeans Blooming %

Soybeans Setting pods %

96

86

100

92

100

99

       

Corn will be mature 25 days after the early dent stage implying harvest during late September through early October. Yield is reduced if corn fields are exposed to frost. Cold temperature before harvest contributes to higher moisture content requiring drying and susceptibility to Fusarium leading to DON contamination.

Crop Condition

V. Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Corn 2019

Corn 2018

4

4

10

8

31

20

45

47

10

21

Soybeans 2019

Soybeans 2018

3

3

9

7

33

22

45

50

10

18

 

Parameter

V. Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

Topsoil moisture: Past Week

10

23

61

6

Past Year

9

19

58

14

Subsoil moisture: Past Week

8

22

64

8

Past Year

10

23

58

9


 
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