Corn Planting Way Ahead of Normal

April 18, 2010 07:00 PM
 

Linda H. Smith, AgWeb Business and Marketing Editor
 
Corn percent planted in the states that accounted for 92% of last year's total equaled 19% of intentions -- more than double the 9% five-year average and almost four times last year's slow 5% -- on April 18.

Here are the latest corn planting progress numbers:

        Corn:  Percent Planted,      
          Selected States 1/         
--------------------------------------
      :      Week Ending      :      
      :-----------------------: 2005-
State:Apr 18,:Apr 11,:Apr 18,: 2009 
      : 2010  : 2010  : 2009  : Avg. 
--------------------------------------
      :            Percent           
      :                              
CO    :   3       1       7       6  
IL    :  34       1       1      12  
IN    :  17       1       0       4  
IA    :  19       1       5       5  
KS    :  21       7       8      16  
KY    :  35      10       4      23  
MI    :   6       1       2       3  
MN    :  13       1       0       1  
MO    :  40       9       7      28  
NE    :   5       0       3       4  
NC    :  63      34      34      47  
ND    :   0       0       0       1  
OH    :   6       1       2       5  
PA    :   7       3       1       5  
SD    :   4       0       0       1  
TN    :  59      15      10      37  
TX    :  70      48      60      65  
WI    :   3       0       0       1  
      :                              
18 Sts:  19       3       5       9  
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1/  These 18 States planted 92% of   
    last year's corn acreage.         

 
In other crops...
Sugarbeets, oats, rice, barley and spring wheat also are running slightly to a lot ahead of average.
 
Cotton, at 11%, equaled last year was just one percentage point behind the five-year average.
 
Winter wheat heading is behind average, at only 6% versus 11%. Condition in good or excellent categories is running well above last year.
 
 
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You can e-mail Linda Smith at lsmith@farmjournal.com.

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