Crop Progress Update

In the last couple of weeks showers have brought moisture and really improved growing conditions for most of the East, with the largest rainfall accumulating in the Northesast and East Central Districts. Meanwhile the dry west saw conditions continue to decline with little to no precipitation.

Also according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, hail caused damage to some crops and properties, where producers have to decide if replanting is an option. But good news was that below normal temperatures and decreased wind reduced stress on the crops!

Sidedressing fertilizer and spraying were the main activities in the fields this week.

Corn conditions are being perceived at 75 percent good or excellent with only 4 percent being poor. 75 percent is above last year but below the average of 78 percent.

To see more pictures of this week’s crop progress check out our Flickr page

This is a great example of the risks a farmer faces each growing season! This corn has been hailed on 4 times in the last week.

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