Minnesota Ag News – Crop Progress & Condition
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Minnesota had 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the
week ending October 2, 2022, according to the
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Much of the state saw its first frost of the season.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 8 percent very
short, 29 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and
2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were
rated 8 percent very short, 26 percent short,
64 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Corn dented or beyond reached 98 percent. Corn
mature was at 75 percent, two days ahead of the 5-year
average. Corn harvested for grain was at 5 percent.
Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 7 percent
poor, 29 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 13 percent
excellent. Corn for silage was 85 percent harvested.
Soybean coloring reached 99 percent and soybeans
dropping leaves was at 86 percent. Soybeans harvested
was at 29 percent, one day behind the 5-year average.
Soybean condition was 2 percent very poor, 6 percent
poor, 28 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 12 percent
excellent.
Dry edible beans were 92 percent dropping leaves and
76 percent harvested. Sunflower condition was 0
percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 72
percent good, and 9 percent excellent.
Potato harvest was 83 percent complete. Sugarbeet
harvest was 13 percent complete. Sugarbeet condition
was 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 19 percent
fair, 22 percent good, and 56 percent excellent.
Pasture condition was rated 6 percent very poor, 13
percent poor, 25 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 10
percent excellent.