IOWA: Days suitable for fieldwork 4.1. Topsoil moisture 1 percent short, 66 percent adequate and 33 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 2 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 31 percent surplus. Warmer and mostly dryer conditions during the week allowed Iowa farmers to near completion of corn and soybeans planting. With 99 percent of the corn crop in the ground, Iowa farmers have virtually wrapped up planting. Ninety-six percent of the corn crop has emerged, about 3 weeks behind normal. The warmer weather helped the condition of corn and the good to excellent rating increased 3 percentage points from last week. Corn condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 44 percent good and 13 percent excellent. Ninety-six percent of the soybean crop has been planted, about two weeks later than it normally takes soybeans to reach that mark. Eighty-nine percent of the soybean crop has emerged; 8 percentage points behind the five-year average. Soybeans also benefitted from the warmer weather, with condition ratings improving slightly, to 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 45 percent good and 11 percent excellent.
KANSAS: Days Suitable for field work 6.3. Topsoil moisture 17 percent very short, 31 percent short, 50 percent adequate, 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 24 percent very short, 31 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Corn silking was 3 percent, behind 42 last year and 20 average. Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 32 fair, 50 good, and 9 excellent. Soybean planting advanced to 95 percent complete, behind 100 last year but equal to 95 average. The crop was 89 percent emerged, behind 97 last year but near 90 average. The crop was 1 percent blooming, behind 14 last year and 7 average. Condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 63 good, and 4 excellent.
MICHIGAN: Days suitable for fieldwork 4. Topsoil 0 percent very short, 6 percent short, 59 percent adequate, 35 percent surplus. Subsoil 0 percent very short, 7 percent short, 69 percent adequate, 24 percent surplus. Nearly all areas of State received some rainfall last week. Upper Peninsula and northern lower peninsula rainfall totals over past 4 weeks remain below average, while southern lower peninsula remains above average. Ponding continued to be a problem and fields water logged. Heavy rains Thursday southern Michigan caused erosion and some crop damage. Given near constant moisture southern Michigan, disease pressure has probability to be great. Corn and soybean condition remained good as long as fields not swamped. Corn is rated 21 percent excellent and 55 percent good. Soybeans are rated 16 percent excellent and 48 percent good. All of the soybeans have emerged.