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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of September 1, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of September 1, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Field Work/Crop Progress
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn in/past milk stage 94% 80% 100% 98%
Corn in/past dough stage 73% 46% 98% 88%
Corn in/past dent stage 33% 9% 89% 64%
Soybeans setting pods 93% 83% 99% 88%

Continuing the trend, high temperatures have brought heat to damage crops already contending with a lack of rainfall. From the Iowa report:

Although most of the State received little or no rainfall, parts of western Iowa experienced beneficial rain. While hot temperatures allowed crops to mature, crop conditions deteriorated last week in response to the heat and lack of moisture. Statewide there was an average of 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 8% 17% 36% 33% 6%
Soybeans 8% 16% 37% 34% 6%
Pasture & Range 24% 28% 33% 14% 1%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 44% 35% 50%
Short 34% 37% 33%
Adequate 22% 28% 16%
Surplus 0% 0% 1%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 35% 26% 66%
Short 39% 40% 29%
Adequate 26% 33% 5%
Surplus 0% 1% 0%
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