The lack of hot, dry weather has continued to hamper crop progress, according to the Crop Progress report released Monday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Corn crop emergence stands at 92% for the 18 major corn-producing states vs. 85% a week ago but below the average of 97% for 2008-2012.
Corn condition dipped slightly to 52% in good condition compared to 53% a week ago. Only 12% of the crop is rated in excellent condition. In the 18 states surveyed, 34% of the corn crop was listed as in fair or poor condition.
As of June 16, 85% of soybeans were planted in the 18 states reporting, up from 71% a week ago but below the five-year average of 91%.
Only 66% of soybeans have emerged, according to the NASS report, vs 48% a week ago and an average of 80% for 2008-2012.
Read more of the NASS Crop Progress report by visiting www.usda.gov and clicking on Agency Reports.