OMAHA (DTN) — Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus Day holiday.
USDA estimated that 82% of corn was mature as Sunday, 5 points behind the five-year average. Harvest progressed to 22% complete, 15 percentage points behind the average pace of 37%. In last Monday’s report, harvest was 9 points behind the average pace.
“Estimated harvest percent completed lost another 6 percentage points to average last week. If considered at all, these numbers would be viewed as neutral,” said DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom.
Soybean harvest progress also fell further behind normal. USDA estimated that 36% of the crop was harvested as of Sunday, 7 percentage points behind the five-year average of 43%. In last Monday’s report, soybean harvest lagged the average pace by 4 points.
“Estimated soybean harvest percent completed lost another 3 percentage points to average last week. If considered at all, these numbers would be viewed as neutral,” Newsom said.
Meanwhile, USDA estimated winter wheat planting to be 48% complete as of Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 percentage points behind the average pace of 58%. Winter wheat emergence was estimated at 25%, 5 percentage points behind the average of 30%.
“If considered at all, these numbers would be viewed as neutral,” Newsom said.
Sorghum was 35% harvested, behind the five-year average of 43%.
Cotton was 72% in the bolls opening stage and the crop was 25% harvested nationwide, ahead of the average of 19% harvested.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Soybeans Dropping Leaves||89||80||90||87|
|Winter Wheat Planted||48||36||57||58|
|Winter Wheat Emerged||25||12||32||30|
|Cotton Bolls Opening||72||67||79||78|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|