Corn and Soybean CCI Ratings Slide Several Points

July 15, 2013 10:37 AM
 

Below we use USDA's weekly crop condition ratings to calculate our weighted (by production) Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale). The Pro Farmer CCI for both corn and soybeans dropped by around 3 points from last week. The condition for both crops is well above last year's ratings, however.

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Corn

7/14/13

7/07/13

7/15/12

Colorado *(1.38%)

4.38
4.45
3.77

Illinois (14.56%)

55.46

54.58

36.09

Indiana (6.56%)

26.57

26.24

14.07

Iowa (17.95%)

63.17

64.07

55.78

Kansas (3.96%)

12.48
13.39
10.49

Kentucky (1.23%)

5.14

5.06

2.65

Michigan (2.72%)

10.50

10.66

6.00

Minnesota (10.87%)

39.67

39.45

36.19

Missouri (2.72%)

9.42

9.70

6.09

Nebraska (12.08%)

45.77
47.09
34.59

N. Carolina (0.68%)

2.69

2.65

2.20

N. Dakota (2.49%)

9.37

9.54

6.28

Ohio (4.19%)

16.42

17.26

10.64

Pennsylvania
(1.0%)

4.16
4.03

3.06

S. Dakota (4.94%)

19.12

19.07

15.63

Tennessee (0.71%)

2.88

2.86

1.63

Texas (1.8%)

6.18

6.58

6.47

Wisconsin (3.99%)

14.88

14.80

10.58

Corn total

371.27

374.71

280.49

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Soybeans

7/14/13

7/07/13

7/15/12

Arkansas *(3.67%)

13.53
13.77
12.20

Illinois (13.47%)

50.85

50.71

35.16

Indiana (7.83%)

29.87

29.56

18.01

Iowa
(14.86%)

52.11

51.97

47.12

Kansas (4.10%)

11.58
12.24
10.92

Kentucky (1.78%)

7.06

6.98

4.34

Louisiana (1.16%)

5.07

5.28

4.19

Michigan (2.60%)

10.18

10.18

6.69

Minnesota (9.07%)

35.06

34.77

32.93

Mississippi (2.60%)

9.68

10.48

10.08

Missouri (6.47%)

20.14
20.73

14.69

Nebraska (8.06%)

29.02

29.88

24.59

N. Carolina (1.44%)

5.33

5.39

5.19

N. Dakota (3.77%)

16.76

16.63

13.64

Ohio
(6.75%)

25.33
26.49

18.10

S. Dakota (4.97%)

18.18

18.52

15.99

Tennessee (1.57%)

1.00

1.00

1.00

Wisconsin (2.27%)

9.07

9.02

6.34

Soybean total

363.07

366.93

291.55

* denotes percentage of total national corn/soybean production.

Iowa: Dry weather continued across most of Iowa during the week ending July 14, 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. The only significant precipitation was received in the north central and northeast portions of the state. The dry weather was good for putting up hay and applying herbicides, but crops are beginning to need additional moisture. Statewide there was an average of 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, the most this crop year. Northeast Iowa had only 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, while in South Central Iowa the entire week was suitable for fieldwork.

The warm and dry weather led to a decline in soil moisture levels. Statewide, 65% of topsoil is in the adequate and surplus categories, a 23 percentage point decline from last week and 84% of subsoil is in the adequate and surplus categories, down 12 percentage points from last week. Topsoil moisture levels rated 5% very short, 30% short, 61% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 1% very short, 15% short, 78% adequate and 6% surplus.

Five percent of the corn crop had tasseled, well behind last year's 83% and the five-year average of 42%. Scattered reports of the corn crop beginning to silk were received. Corn condition was rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 45% good and 12% excellent. Thirteen percent of the soybean crop is blooming, lagging behind last year's 71% and two weeks behind normal. Soybean condition was rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 46% good and 12% excellent.

Illinois: Crops were growing at a steady pace last week and were looking good. However, more rain will be needed to continue this pattern in crop development. The weather has been favorable for weeds and pests so spraying was in full swing last week. Precipitation averaged 0.53 inches throughout the state, 0.27 inches below normal. Temperatures across the state averaged 74.9 degrees for the week, 1.5 degrees below normal. There were 5.9 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture levels across the state were rated as 16% short, 75% adequate and 9% surplus. Corn conditions were rated as 1% very poor, 5% poor, 25% fair, 50% good, and 19% excellent.

Corn average height reached 63 inches, 15 inches greater than the previous week. Soybeans blooming progressed to 32% with soybean conditions rated as 2% very poor, 4% poor, 21% fair, 61% good, and 12% excellent.

Nebraska: For the week ending July 14, 2013, dryland crop conditions declined due to above normal temperatures and limited rainfall, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal with irrigation in full swing. Wheat harvest was complete in southeastern areas and was expected to gain momentum in Panhandle counties in the coming days. The high temperatures and humidity resulted in some livestock losses during the week. Statewide, producers had 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies declined and rated 17% very short, 45% short, 38% adequate, and 0% surplus. Statewide, subsoil moisture supplies also declined and rated 28% very short, 41% short, 31% adequate, and 0% surplus.

All corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 22% fair, 54% good, and 17% excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 81% good or excellent, compared to 78% average. Dryland corn conditions rated 57% good or excellent, compared to 69% average. Corn silking was 14% complete, behind 67% last year and 36% average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Thirty-nine percent of the crop was blooming, behind 60 last year but near 40 average. Two percent of the crop was setting pods, behind 12 last year but near 4 average.

Minnesota: Warm weather continued across Minnesota during the week ending July 14, 2013 and most of the state received measurable precipitation according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. A statewide weekly average of 1.16 inches of rain fell, with amounts ranging from just over half an inch in north central Minnesota to almost 3 inches in south central Minnesota. Despite the rainfall, 5.7 days were suitable for field work statewide, the second most of any week this crop year. Temperatures averaged 2.5 degrees above normal at 72.2 degrees statewide.

The average corn stalk height was 44 inches tall, 15 inches shorter than normal. Corn conditions rated 64% good or excellent. Twenty-one percent of the soybeans are blooming, compared with last year's 77% and the five-year average of 40%. Soybean plants grew an average of 4 inches last week to 12 inches tall statewide. Soybean conditions remained at 63% good or excellent.

Indiana: Mid-week storms blew some corn acreage down across several northern and central counties with some green snap also reported. However, the extent of the damage is not yet known. A considerable amount of corn acreage began to tassel during the week. Some double crop soybeans were planted after wheat harvest. Farmers were busy spraying weeds in soybean fields, certifying crops with FSA, preparing for 4-H fairs and baling hay.

There were 4.6 days suitable for field work during the week. Twenty-two percent of the corn acreage has silked compared with 76% last year and 39% for the 5-year average. Corn condition declined slightly and is rated 80% good to excellent compared with 8% last year at this time.

Thirty percent of the soybean acreage is blooming compared with 61% last year and 36% for the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated 74% good to excellent compared with 11% last year at this time.

South Dakota: Timely rain in most areas of the state and above normal temperatures improved crop development last week, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, portions of western South Dakota are in need of moisture. Haying is in full swing across most areas of the state. Statewide, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 18% short, 70% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 20% short, 66% adequate, and 6% surplus.

Corn silking was 6%, behind 34% last year but near 9% average. Condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 56% good, and 19% excellent. Soybean blooming was 36%, behind last years' 70% and 41% average. Condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 24% fair, 54% good, and 17% excellent.

Ohio: There were two days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 14, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. It rained a significant amount this week, impeding progress on harvesting of winter wheat and hay for most producers. There were reports throughout the State of flash flooding in fields. Soybeans and corn are still in good condition, but there are reports of spot damage to both crops from storms this week.

 


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