NORTH DAKOTA: Days suitable for fieldwork were 6.0. Topsoil moisture 0 percent very short, 6 percent short, 69 percent adequate, 25 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 0 percent very short, 4 percent short, 76 percent adequate, 20 percent surplus. Corn emerged was 97 percent, slightly behind 100 last year and 100 average. Condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 59 good, and 15 excellent. Soybean planting was 95 percent complete, behind last year at 100 and 100 average. Emerged was at 88 percent, behind 2012 at 100 and 99 average. Condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 60 good, and 12 excellent. Warmer, drier conditions across much of the State helped advance crop development. Producers were busy wrapping up planting for the season.
OHIO: suitable for fieldwork 3. Topsoil 0 percent very short, 5 percent short, 62 percent adequate, 33 percent surplus. Subsoil 0 percent very short, 5 percent short, 75 percent adequate, 20 percent surplus. All hay 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 55 percent good, 14 percent excellent. It rained for much of the week throughout the State, providing needed moisture to areas that were too dry, but also causing spot flooding in low lying areas. There were some reports of crop damage to wheat and corn in the northeastern part of State due to high winds and hail. Corn and soybeans are growing rapidly due to warm, wet weather. Corn is rated 30 percent excellent and 55 percent in good condition. 1 percent of the corn is silked, compared to 3 percent for the five year average. 100 percent of the soybeans have emerged, ahead of the five year average of 97 percent.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Days suitable for fieldwork 5.7. Topsoil moisture 2 percent very short, 11 percent short, 75 percent adequate, 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 1 percent very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate, 9 percent surplus. Barley jointed 97 percent, 100 percent 2012, 87 percent average. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 27 fair, 57 good, and 13 excellent. Soybean emerged was at 96 percent, behind last year at 100 but near 97 average. Condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 13 excellent. Dry conditions and above normal temperatures across most areas of the State helped crop development this week.
WISCONSIN: Days suitable for fieldwork 2.8. Topsoil moisture 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 31 percent surplus. Average corn height (in.) 20in., 38in. 2012, 30in. avg. Corn planting has ended for most due to the lateness of the season. Reporters commented that acres intended for corn and not yet planted will be switched to soybeans or other forage crops wherever possible. Some low-lying areas reportedly will be left fallow for the year. Corn was 96 percent planted, 92 percent emerged, and 20 inches tall on average. Most reporters noted that corn will be knee high for the fourth of July in their area. However, some commented that corn in low-lying areas was yellowing or getting drowned out. Soybeans were 93 percent planted and 85 percent emerged. As with corn, soybeans were showing moisture stress in low-lying areas. Though northern Wisconsin had a few clear days for fieldwork, southern Wisconsin received rain nearly every day this week. The ground was so saturated in some areas that even a small amount of precipitation left water standing in fields. Localized heavy rains exacerbated the situation; some reporters noted up to 11 inches of rain received over the week in their area. Flooding and water damage to crops were reported across the State, and particularly in southwest and south-central Wisconsin. The Madison weather station recorded 10.86 inches of rain in June, only 0.07 inches behind the record high of 10.93 inches in June, 2008. Nearly half of those recorded inches fell in the past week. Weed control was hampered by wet conditions, with high weed pressure reported in many areas
Source: Farmgate blog