Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 19, 2015.
Wet conditions continued to limit fieldwork throughout the state last week. Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.97 inches, 0.18 inches above normal. The average temperature was 77.9 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 19.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 55 percent adequate, and 44 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 42 percent surplus.
Corn silking increased to 75 percent, an increase of 20 percentage points from last week. Corn dough was at 17 percent, compared to 18 percent last year and the 5-year average of 16 percent. Corn condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.
Soybeans emerged reached 96 percent, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the 5-year average. Soybeans blooming was at 56 percent, compared to 66 percent last year and the 5-year average of 61 percent. Soybeans setting pods was at 16 percent, 6 percentage points behind last year at this time. Soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
Winter wheat harvest increased to 91 percent complete, up from 83 percent last week.
Pasture and range condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.