Nationally, 60% of corn is in good to excellent condition, down 2% from last week compared to 7% at this time last year. 61% of soybeans are rated good to excellent, 1% more than the prior week but 5% less than a year ago. Corn conditions declined in all states except Michigan, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
Illinois crops continue to be stressed because of heat and lack of moisture. Growing degree days are well ahead of normal, anywhere from 160 to 210 above average for this time of year. The corn crop’s condition decreased from last week. It is now rated at 9 percent excellent, 41 percent good, 33 percent fair, 13 percent poor, and 4 percent very poor. Soybean condition is rated at 10 percent excellent, 47 percent good, 32 percent fair, and 11 percent poor or very poor. Topsoil moisture across the state is 18 percent very short, 37 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. 12% of IL corn moved out of the good to excellent rating.
Indiana reports prevailing hot, dry conditions are causing a growing concern over the impact it will have on crop yields. Corn condition is rated 41 percent good to excellent compared with 65 percent last year at this time. Soybean condition is rated 44 percent good to excellent compared with 65 percent last year at this time. Topsoil moisture is 69% short to very short. IN corn dropped 5% out of the good to excellent category.
Iowa has topsoil moisture levels rated 10 percent very short, 28 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Corn condition declined slightly to 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 22 percent excellent. Soybean condition was nearly unchanged from previous reports at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 52 percent good and 23 percent excellent. Iowa corn dropped 7% out of the good to excellent rating.
Kansas received rain and reports topsoil moisture supplies improved to 41 percent very short, 25 percent short, 32 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. This is the first week since June 19 that topsoil moisture ratings improved from the previous week. Despite the rain last week, the condition of the corn crop declined to 22 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 27 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Soybean condition declined slightly to 16 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 25 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Three percent of Kansas corn dropped out of the good to excellent rating.