Corn and soybean planting progress continues to run ahead of the average pace. The corn crop is 60% planted, compared to 49% last week and the 5-year average of 46%. Twenty-three percent of the corn crop has emerged. Soybeans are 23% planted, ahead of last year’s and the 5-year average of 8%. Cotton is 5% planted compared to the five-year average of 3%. Apples are 85% in full bloom compared to last year at 82% and the 5-year average of 85%.
Winter wheat is rated 67% good to excellent with 94% of the crop jointing and 61% headed. Pastures are rated 64% good to excellent and strawberries are rated 75% good to excellent.
Topsoil moisture is 94% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is 95% adequate to surplus.
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