Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending Oct. 5
Fall harvest is well underway, but was delayed by heavy rainfall late last week. Statewide, 2.22 inches of precipitation was recorded, 1.46 inches above normal. The largest rainfall received was 4 inches falling in the West Southwest district.
There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 5th. The average temperature was 59.0 degrees, 1.1 degrees below normal.
Corn mature reached 90 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 82 percent. Corn harvest was 23 percent complete, behind the 5 year average of 45 percent. Corn condition remained at 83 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans turning color reached 95 percent, close to the 5-year average of 94 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 83 percent, up 15 percentage points from last week. Soybean harvest was 18 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 32 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 79 percent good to excellent.
Sorghum mature reached 75 percent and sorghum harvest was 19 percent complete. Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.