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Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 15, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/16/2019

Corn silking is now at 17%, behind 2018 by 42%.  Only MI and SD are reporting 0% this week, all other states are reporting at least 1% silking.  TN and NC are furthest along with 80% silking.  Next week we should start to see corn in the dough stage.

Soybeans emerged are nearly finished at 95% with MN, NE, and ND now reporting 100% emerged.  Soybeans should be 100% emerged next week and we should also see soybeans setting pods.  Soybeans blooming are at 22% overall, behind 2018 by 40%.  All states are now reporting soybeans blooming where MI and WI had 0% last week but now have 7-9% this week.

Cotton squaring is at 60% this week, behind 2018 by 10%.  Most states are reporting over 50% squaring with KS and MO at or below 40%.  Cotton setting bolls is at 20% which is behind 2018 by 10%.  Only OK is reporting 0% setting bolls.  KS and MO recently are reporting a few percent setting bolls.

Sorghum headed is at 24% with CO and SD reporting 0% headed.  TX is furthest ahead at 67% which is still behind TX’s 2018 progress but only by 2%.  Sorghum coloring is now at 14% overall.  The only state reporting sorghum coloring is TX at 49%, behind 2018 by 10%.

Peanuts pegging are at 67%, same progress for this time of year last year.  TX is reporting 10% pegging, OK is reporting 40% pegging and all other states are reporting at least 50% pegging.  AL and GA are furthest along with over 80% pegging.

Rice headed is at 24% with all states now reporting rice headed.  AR and MO are still under 10% headed while LA and TX are the only states over 50% headed.

This information is from the USDA Crop Progress Report and is available here: Crop Progress 7-15-2019.

Crop Progress

July 14, 2018

July 7, 2019

July 14, 2019

2014-2018 Average

Corn (silking)


8 17 42

Soybeans (emerged)


90 95 99

Soybeans (blooming)


10 22 49

Cotton (squaring)

70 47 60 69

Cotton (setting bolls)

30 13 20 25

Sorghum (headed)

30 22 24 31

Sorghum (coloring)

19 13 14 19

Peanuts (pegging)


58 67 66

Rice (headed)

30 16 24 31

Topics: Crop Progress Reports

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