Cool temperatures with heavy rainfall in the southwest part of the state and widespread showers across the rest of the state improved crop conditions. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork. The southwest district had 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 10 percent very short, 27 percent short, 54 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 6 percent very short, 28 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.
Field Crops Report
Corn silked was 89 percent complete, 19 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal (5-year average). Forty-two percent of corn was in the dough stage, 20 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Corn dented was 10 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.Soybeans blooming were 53 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 16 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 61 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 9 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice headed was 33 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 29 percent excellent. Sorghum headed was 43 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. One percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 28 days behind last year and 20 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay2nd cutting was 96 percent, 22 days behind last year but 6 days ahead of normal. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 26 percent, 20 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Other hay cut was 95 percent, 30 days behind last year, but 3 days ahead of normal. ;
Pasture & Livestock
Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 5 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus.
Temperatures were 3 to 8 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 1.92 inches statewide. The southwest district reported 5.10 inches. Wright County reported 10.26 inches.