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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of September 15, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of September 15, 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 dough stage 94% 86% 100% 97%
Corn in/past dent stage 77% 54% 99% 89%
Corn mature (safe from frost) 15% 5% 86% 45%
Soybean leaves turning color 43% 12% 88% 73%
Soybeans dropping leaves 7% 2% 50% 31%

Slight but meaningful rains over the past weekend were covered much of the state – a welcome change from the dry weather that has persisted since late August. From the Iowa report:

Statewide rainfall was still below average for the week. Temperatures were again above normal during most of the week, but cooled during the weekend. There were scattered reports of corn silage being cut.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 9% 19% 37% 31% 4%
Soybeans 10% 19% 38% 30% 3%
Pasture & Range 33% 30% 28% 8% 1%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 51% 52% 43%
Short 34% 33% 41%
Adequate 15% 15% 16%
Surplus 0% 0% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 45% 41% 60%
Short 38% 40% 33%
Adequate 17% 19% 7%
Surplus 0% 0% 0%
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