According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics
Service, scattered rainfall allowed 5.4 days suitable for
fieldwork during the week ending September 19, 2021.
Field activities for the week included harvesting of row
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 11% very short,
24% short, 61% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies were rated 19% very short, 37%
short, 43% adequate and 1% surplus.
Corn dented reached 94%, seven days behind last year
but seven days ahead of average. Corn mature reached
59%, one day behind last year but eight days ahead of
the average. Corn harvested for grain reached 6%, eight
days ahead of last year and twelve days ahead of the
average. Corn harvested for silage reached 85%. Corn
condition rated 38% good to excellent.
Soybeans coloring reached 96%, one day ahead of last
year and over a week ahead of the 5-year average.
Soybeans dropping leaves reached 74%, two days ahead
of last year and seven days ahead of the average.
Soybeans harvested reached 11%. Soybeans condition
rated 35% good to excellent.
Dry beans dropping leaves reached 95%. Dry bean
harvest was 52% complete. Dry beans condition rated
21% good to excellent. Potatoes were 41% harvested.
Potato condition rated 73% good to excellent.
Sunflower condition rated 40% good to excellent.
Sugarbeets reached 10% harvested. Sugarbeets
condition rated 72% good to excellent.
Pasture condition was 27% very poor, 30% poor, 31%
fair, 9% good and 3% excellent. No livestock losses