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Nationwide, corn situations improved as temperatures and showers fell throughout the Midwest over the previous week. Yesterday’s Crop Progress report rated 65% of the crop in good to wonderful situation, a 1% enchancment from the week prior.
“Corn looks great,” shared a Northern Kentucky Feedback from the Field respondent, “except some bottoms we had to replant.”
“Best start in five years,” echoed a Northwestern Ohio corn grower.
However digging additional into the knowledge – and studying Feedback from the Field experiences – exhibits there may be extra to the story of 2021 corn manufacturing.
Heavy rains in southern and japanese areas of the Midwest in current weeks has prompted crop harm that sharply contrasts with drought stress in different areas of the Corn Belt this yr. “We are getting way too much rain and the corn crop is really starting to show the effects of it,” a Northern Ohio farmer shared.
“The drowned-out spots keep growing in size and corn is yellowing. We no longer are in danger of raising a bumper corn crop. CBOT traders thinks that rain makes grain. Not at all true when it is too much and is not the right amount.”
Even with the variable rains final week, present drought situations stay excessive sufficient that extra moisture remains to be wanted. “[It’s] very dry,” mentioned a farmer in Southwest Wisconsin. “Need rain,” chimed in growers from southeastern Wyoming, Iowa, southern Minnesota, and northwestern Illinois.
Different feedback included:
- “No rain for four weeks.” – Jap Nebraska
- “Tasseling short.” – Western Iowa
- “My production is dryland and looks good for this time of year. However, beyond me you have to roll the dice. Pivots running. Rainfall takes erratic swings and the areas of measurable amounts are sporadic.” – one other grower in Jap Nebraska
- “Bordering on adequate to dry soil moisture levels. Pretty much living from spot shower to spot shower.” – Southern Illinois
- “Extremely dry here. Total rain for June measured .12”. Non-irrigated corn is beginning to go south. Some sunflower and millet fields have seed laying in dry filth.” – Northwest Nebraska
Regulate rising situations in Nebraska. Wind storms over the weekend will possible result in goosenecked corn as tasseling begins in the area. The state is the nation’s third largest corn producer and has maintained excessive crop situation rankings whereas neighboring Iowa, the nation’s high corn grower, continues to battle amid drought stress.
Wind and warmth harm throughout Nebraska over the weekend noticed situations in the Corn Husker State fell 5% on the week to 77% good to wonderful for the week ending July 11. Nebraska’s crop might make the distinction between common and above common yields by the time combines hit the fields this fall.
Soybeans pause as blooming begins
Soybean situations stabilized at 59% good to wonderful for the second straight week in response to yesterday’s Crop Progress report amid drought stress and soggy fields in various areas of the Midwest.
Just a few Feedback from the Field respondents testified to enhancing situations over the previous week.
- “Best prospects in years.” – Northwestern Ohio
- “Early planted beans look very good, later ones are average.” – Central Kentucky
- “They look good, close flower sets. Knee high at this writing.” – Jap Nebraska
However dry crop situations in the Higher Midwest proceed to lift considerations about yield potential. “Need rain,” lamented growers throughout Iowa, japanese Nebraska, and central North Dakota.
Extra Feedback from the Field respondents shared crop harm because of the warmth.
- “Bordering on adequate to dry soil moisture levels. Soybeans growing slowly this year.” – Southern Illinois
- “Short plants.” – Southern Minnesota
- “Slow growing.” – Southeastern Wyoming
- “Most fields cupped from herbicide damage.” – Western Iowa
- “Soybean crop in North Dakota looks to be fair yet but if rains don’t come in soon and it remains dry this crop will go backwards. This crop in North Dakota is not going to get better but is to maintain what left but I think this drought going expand as summer continues into other states.” – Northern North Dakota
Different growers in the Jap Corn Belt suffered damages from an excessive amount of rain.
- “Stand issues with slugs.” – Central Kentucky
- “Soybean crop is not growing like it should be. Lots of yellow and sick looking soybeans from too much rain. As I stated on the corn crop, no danger of growing a bumper crop here this year.” – Northern Ohio
- “Beans are slow growing.” – Central Ohio
Much like early tasseling corn, the warmth stress continues to push maturation charges for the soybean crop forward of historic averages as the crop makes an attempt to resist lower than idyllic rising situations in the 2021 rising cycle. As of Sunday, 46% of the crop had bloomed, up 17% from the earlier week and 6% increased that the five-year common for the similar reporting interval.
Spring wheat withers
USDA slashed 2021 spring wheat manufacturing estimates in yesterday’s July 2021 Crop Manufacturing and WASDE experiences as drought in the Northern Plains roasts any hopes for common yields. It will likely be the smallest spring wheat crop in 33 years as annual spring wheat manufacturing is anticipated to fall 41% decrease to 345 million bushels.
Solely 16% of anticipated 2021 spring wheat acres are in good to wonderful situation, with mild showers over the previous week leaving that metric unchanged from per week prior. “I have to believe we’re going to see one of the worst crops in North Dakota,” shared a grower who farms close to the Canadian border in North Dakota. “A lot of the acreage will not be harvested.”
“Short and uneven,” a Southern Minnesota farmer reported. “Small heads and short straw,” a grower in Central North Dakota confirmed.