Corn silking reached 100% this week in TX and NC. Overall progress is now at 90% - 6-7% behind previous years. Most states are reporting at least 80% silking with IN, MI, OH, and WI under 80%. Corn dough is now at 39% with only ND reporting under 10%. NC is already nearly finished at 91%. Corn dented is now included in the report and is at 7% overall. A lot of states are already reporting corn dented but MI, MN, ND, OH, and WI are reporting 0% dented this week. Only NC and TX are over 70%; the rest of the states are under 45% dented.
Soybeans blooming are at 82% this week. LA is now reporting 100% blooming. All states are reporting at least 70% blooming (exception is OH at 69%). Soybeans setting pods are at 54% overall, IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, and SD are reporting under 50% setting pods.
Cotton setting bolls are at 77% - this progress is ahead of previous years. Although, AR, LA, and MO have reported 100% for this time of year in 2018, these states aren’t reporting 100% this week – but all are at least 90% setting bolls. Cotton bolls opening are now included in the report. The overall progress is at 20% with AZ and TN the only states reporting over 20% opening.
Peanuts pegging are at 96% this week with GA and VA reporting 100% pegging. OK and TX are the only states reporting under 90% pegging at this point.
Sorghum mature is now included in the report and is at 19% overall with TX the only state to have sorghum mature and is at 65% mature. Sorghum coloring is at 26% overall with TX reporting 72% coloring. All other states are reporting 10% or less.
Rice headed is at 76% overall. LA, MS, and TX are the only states reporting over 90% headed. Rice harvest has also started and LA and TX are the only states reporting rice harvested. Overall harvest progress is at 7%.
This information is from the USDA Crop Progress Report and is available here: Crop Progress 8-12-2019.
|Crop Progress||August 11, 2018||August 4, 2019||August 11, 2019||
|Soybeans (setting pods)||83||37||54||76|
|Cotton (setting bolls)||75||59||77||76|
|Cotton (bolls opening)||12||N/A||20||10|