MINNESOTA: Days suitable for fieldwork 4.1. Topsoil moisture 0 percent Very Short, 1 percent Short, 74 percent Adequate, and 25 percent Surplus. Subsoil moisture 0 percent Very Short, 5 percent Short, 74 percent Adequate, and 21 percent Surplus. Ninety-seven percent of the corn crop has emerged. Corn grew an average of 7 inches statewide and was 17 inches tall, compared to 47 inches last year, and the average of 32 inches. Corn condition decreased slightly to 58 percent good or excellent compared to the previous week’s 59 percent. Soybean planting is nearly finished at 96 percent complete, while emergence advanced 12 percentage points to 93 percent emerged. The average soybean height was 5 inches tall, compared with last year’s 12 inches and the average of 9 inches. Soybean conditions also declined slightly to 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
MISSOURI: Days suitable for fieldwork 5.6. Topsoil moisture 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply 5 percent short, 87 percent adequate, 8 percent surplus. Crop conditions improved with continued warm weather and scattered showers. Corn silked was 7 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 10 day behind normal (5-year average). Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Soybean planting was 93 percent complete, 20 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. The southwest district increased 26 points to 60 percent complete. Soybeans were 80 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Soybean blooming was 1 percent complete. Soybean condition was 2 very poor, 6 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
NEBRASKA: Days suitable for fieldwork 5.9 days. Topsoil moisture 9 percent very short, 32 percent short, 58 percent adequate, 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 23 percent very short, 35 percent short, 42 percent adequate, 0 percent surplus. Corn conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 62 good, 16 excellent. Soybean conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 66 good, and 12 excellent. Soybeans emerged were 97 percent, compared to last year’s 100 and 99 average. Two percent of the crop was blooming, behind 23 last year and 9 average For the week ending June 30, 2013, above normal temperatures combined with limited rainfall across the western two-thirds of Nebraska to stress spring planted crops and limit pasture growth. Rainfall amounts of up to an inch were common across much of the eastern third of the State.