Corn plant progress was evident during a week of average conditions, according to the July 10 USDA Crop Progress report.
Temperatures last week averaged 76.7 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1 inch statewide, 0.14 inches above normal. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 9.
Corn silking progressed to 51 percent, up 26 percentage points from last week.
Soybeans blooming reached 23 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 2 percent.
Northwest: Jason Hull
We’ve had about normal temperatures for summer. We haven’t been oppressively hot. We still have decent moisture. A lot of the corn’s starting to go through pollination. A few of the soybeans are starting to bloom.
North Central: Zane Jones
All the early corn looks to be pollinated, and we’ll be needing some rain soon. So far Japanese beetles haven’t been an issue. The heat this week will be tough. There are areas of flooded beans that were replanted this weekend.
Northeast: Joshlin Yoder
This week saw some spotty rain move through the area. Most of the corn has tasseled and is pollinating. Some fungicide is being sprayed. Soybeans are really taking off and starting to get some size.
West Central: Jeff Knipmeyer
Not as much going on in the area this past week. There are some guys getting fungicide flown on corn. Crops continue to look good.
Central: Brian Lehman
A nice rain after July 4th has kept the corn and soybeans looking good. Hay baling is in full swing once again with third cutting of alfalfa.
East Central: Ricky Schwendemann
We started off the week pretty dry, but midweek our area got anywhere from 1 to 4-plus inches of rain. This was beneficial, because much of the corn in this area is in the reproductive stages.
Southwest: Nolan Kleiboeker
I think about everybody had some rain over the 4th of July. It kind of varied. They’re spraying some fungicide on corn. Lots of hay being cut. A few guys are finishing up cutting wheat. A few are working around wet wheat fields to get the double crop beans in. Even had two guys plant double crop corn. They’ve done it before, and it worked out.
Southeast: Laura Collins
We’ve had quite a bit of rain and some hail down our way over the past seven days. Still holding strong though. Dicamba is what everyone’s talking about in our area after the temporary stop that was put in place on Friday afternoon. We are hoping the questions in the technology get resolved soon.