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Iowa Crop Progress Report as of September 8, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of September 8, 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 97% 94% 100% 99%
Corn in/past dough stage 86% 73% 100% 93%
Corn in/past dent stage 54% 33% 96% 78%
Corn mature (safe from frost) 5% 2% 69% 29%
Soybeans setting pods 96% 93% 100% 99%
Soybean leaves turning color 12% 4% 73% 47%

For the fourth straight week crop quality ratings on corn and soybeans fell. Crops already contending with a lack of rainfall. Fortunately some small percentage of the crop is now safe from frost. From the Iowa report:

Some rain fell in the western part of the state, but most areas continued to be dry. Hot temperatures pushed crops to mature, but crop conditions are showing stress from the heat and lack of precipitation.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 9% 19% 37% 31% 4%
Soybeans 10% 20% 37% 30% 3%
Pasture & Range 30% 32% 29% 8% 1%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 52% 44% 48%
Short 33% 34% 36%
Adequate 15% 22% 16%
Surplus 0% 0% 0%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 41% 35% 63%
Short 40% 39% 30%
Adequate 19% 26% 7%
Surplus 0% 0% 0%
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