Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition Update

Published online: Oct 09, 2019 News
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Source: KFGO

Cold and wet conditions in most of Minnesota curbed the number of days suitable for fieldwork to 1.5 during the week ending Oct. 6, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn dented or beyond was 94 percent, 17 days behind last year and 15 days behind the 5-year average. Thirty- nine percent of corn was mature, 20 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Corn harvested for silage reached 58 percent this week, 15 days behind average. Corn condition was rated 54 percent good to excellent, improving marginally from the previous week. 

Ninety- six percent of soybeans were turning color or beyond, 2 weeks behind last year and 10 days behind the average. Eighty percent of soybeans have begun dropping leaves, 13 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Eight percent of the soybean crop has been harvested, 19 days behind last year and 15 days behind average. Soybean condition was rated 56 percent good to excellent.

Spring wheat harvested reached 98 percent, just over 1 month behind last year and 16 days behind average. Little progress was made over the week due to heavy rains.

Sugarbeet harvest was 17 percent complete, 1 week behind normal. Sugarbeet condition was rated 81 percent good to excellent.