More favorable weather conditions compared to the
previous week allowed for continuing the corn for grain
harvest during the week ending November 1, 2020,
according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics
Service. However, snowmelt left some fields and
pastures muddy. There were 3.9 days suitable for
fieldwork. Field activities included fall tillage,
harvesting corn for grain and manure and fertilizer
Snowmelt increased both topsoil and subsoil moisture
supplies statewide. Topsoil moisture condition rated to
2% very short, 8% short, 84% adequate and 6% surplus.
Subsoil moisture condition rated 4% very short, 12%
short, 79% adequate and 5% surplus.
Corn for grain harvest was 83% complete, three weeks
ahead of last year and 10 days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest
remained at 17%. The sunflower harvest was nearly
complete at 97% harvested, 40 days ahead of last year
and four weeks ahead of the five year average