USDA Weekly Crop Progress


By Cheri Zagurski
DTN Managing Editor

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn emergence neared 100% and soybean planting hit 92% during the week ended June 12, according to the USDA Crop Progress report released Monday.

Corn is 96% emerged nationwide, compared to 90% last week, 95% last year and a five-year average of 94%. Corn condition stayed steady at 75% good to excellent.

"USDA said 75% of the corn crop was rated good to excellent, resulting in a DTN Corn Condition Index of 181," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. "DTN's index was up from 176 a year ago and above the five-year average of 169. Monday's report is bearish for corn."

Soybeans were 92% planted, compared to 83% last week, 85% last year and an 87% average. Soybean emergence is estimated at 79%, compared to 65% last week, 72% last year and a 72% five-year average. Soybean conditions improved to 74% good to excellent, compared to 72% last week.

"These condition ratings resulted in a DTN Soybean Condition Index of 177," Hultman said. "DTN's index is up from 165 a year ago and is also above the five-year average of 163. Monday's report is bearish for soybeans."

Winter wheat is 96% headed and 11% harvested, compared to 91% and 2% last week, 95% and 9% last year and 89% and 18% on average. Winter wheat condition decreased slightly to 61% good to excellent, compared to 62% last week.

"This resulted in a one-point decrease in the DTN Winter Wheat Condition Index to 153," Hultman said. "DTN's index is up from 100 a year ago and well above the five-year average of 63. Monday's report is bearish for winter wheat."

Spring wheat condition held steady at 79% good to excellent. "The DTN Spring Wheat Condition Index stayed at 186. DTN's index is up from 172 a year ago and also above the five-year average of 172. Monday's report is bearish for spring wheat," Hultman said.

Cotton is 89% planted, compared to 75% last week, 88% last year and an 83% average. Cotton squaring is at 13%, compared to 7% last week, 11% last year and a 13% average. Cotton condition improved to 53% good to excellent, compared to 47% last week. Rice is 99% emerged, compared to 94% last week, 99% last year and a 96% average. Rice condition improved slightly to 68% good to excellent from 67% last week.

Sorghum is 76% planted compared to 58% last week, 67% last year and a 75% average. Sorghum is 14% headed, compared to 9% last year and a 16% average. Sorghum condition was rated for the first time this growing season at 73% good to excellent.

Oats are 52% headed, compared to 38% last week, 47% last year and a 46% average. Oats condition decreased slightly to 70% good to excellent, compared to 71% last week.

Barley is 95% emerged, compared to 93% last week, 100% last year, and 89% on average. Barley condition held steady at 78% good to excellent.

National Crop Progress Summary
Corn Emerged96909594
Soybeans Planted92838587
Soybeans Emerged79657272
Winter Wheat Headed96919589
Winter Wheat Harvested112918
Cotton Planted89758893
Cotton Squaring1371113
Sorghum Planted76586775
Sorghum Headed14NA916
Oats Headed52384746
Barley Emerged959310089
Rice Emerged99949996
National Crop Condition Summary
(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)
This WeekLast WeekLast Year
Winter Wht273049122729501271535358
Spring Wht-2196712-219681113265911

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