Soybean Planting Gets Back on Track

June 14, 2011 01:19 PM

Soybean planting is almost finished. Currently 87% of the U.S. crop is in the ground, only slightly behind the five-year average of 89% at this point, according to USDA’s June 13 soybean progress reports.

Out of the 18 major soybean-growing states, the majority of states are on target with planting or ahead of schedule. Kentucky and North Dakota are the furthest behind in planting. As of June 12, farmers Kentucky have 65% of their crop in the ground (compared to a five-year average of 75%). North Dakota farmers have 80% planted, the normally 96% is in the ground by now.  
Normally by mid-June, 76% of the U.S. soybean crop has emerged. For this year, 64% is out of the ground. In the last week, soybean emergence jumped by 20%.

So Far, So Good

This is the first week for a 2011 soybean condition report. As of now, the majority of the U.S. crop is rated as good or excellent. Overall, this week’s ratings are similar to the soybean crop ratings of last year.
Here are the current ratings:
Very Poor 1
Poor 4
Fair 28
Good 57
Excellent 10

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