Crop Progress: Soybeans Begin to Bloom

June 28, 2010 12:26 PM
The majority of states have soybeans blooming this week with several states also reporting silking in their corn crop.
According to the June 28 USDA Crop Progress report, all states but Wisconsin are showing a small percentage of soybeans blooming, with noticeably larger numbers being shown in Louisiana and Mississippi with more than half of their soybean crop blooming.
Arizona reports 32 percentage points of their soybeans blooming with Kentucky and Tennessee showing roughly 15 percentage points of their crop blooming. All other states are reporting numbers below 10.
Nine states have reported silking in their corn, with North Carolina leading the way with 80 percentage points. Tennessee has also reported 68 percentage points of the crop silking and 51 points in Texas.
Missouri has 20 percentage points of their corn silking, with the remaining five states showing less than 20.
Crop conditions have decreased slightly again this week, with soybeans dropping two points to 67 percent good to excellent. Corn also fell two points to 73 percent good to excellent.
Winter wheat is showing 96 percent of the total crop headed, an increase from 91 percent last week.
In winter wheat, Oklahoma, Illinois, California and Missouri all report above 60 percentage points of their crop harvested.
Winter wheat conditions are down one point from last week, sitting at 64 percentage points good to excellent.
Cotton and rice are both showing the same conditions as last week with 62 percentage points of the cotton crop sitting between good and excellent and 74 percentage points good to excellent in rice.
Peanut conditions have increased four points to 71 percentage points good to excellent.

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