UNDATED (KMHL) – The warmer and dryer weather last week allowed farmers to make some headway in getting crops planted.
Of the corn crop that is going to be planted, the USDA said Monday that 92 percent of the crop is planted.
Corn emergence still lags; just 69 percent of the corn planted has emerged, well behind the 5-year average of 96 percent.
Corn condition is another issue that farmers will want to start monitoring. Of the corn that has been planted 60 percent of it is rated good-to-excellent. However, 33 percent is rated fair and seven percent is rated poor-to-very poor.
Planting progress on soybeans is still behind. 79 percent of the soybeans have been planted – compared to a five-year average of 96 percent. Of the soybeans in the ground, only 43 percent have emerged.