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Crop Progress Report for the Week of July 22, 2019

Posted by Colson Steber on 07/23/2019

Corn silking is now at 35% with all states reporting corn silking.  NC, TN, and TX are reporting at least 80% silking where there are still some states reporting under 10% silking.  Overall progress is behind by 43%.  Corn dough is now being reported on.  The overall progress is at 5% which is behind previous years.  NC and TX are reporting at least 50% in the dough stage where other states are reporting 0%.

Soybeans blooming are at 40% overall, ahead 18% from last week.  The overall progress is behind 2018 by 36%.  Soybeans setting pods are now included in the report with the overall progress at 7%.  MI, and SD are the only states reporting 0% this week, all others have at least 1% setting pods.  LA is reporting as high as 72% setting pods.

Cotton squaring is at 78% overall with AZ, AR, GA, and NC reporting at least 90% squaring.  The progress is now ahead of 2018 for this time of year, but behind the five year average by 2%.  Cotton setting bolls is at 33% overall with all states now reporting setting bolls.  OK reported 0% last week and is reporting 18% this week. 

Sorghum headed is at 27%, CO is still reporting 0% headed.  TX has the furthest progress with 73% headed.  SD and KS are reporting under 10% headed.  Sorghum coloring is at 16% overall with TX at 53% and KS and OK reporting 1% coloring.

Peanuts pegging are at 78% overall, GA is the only state reporting over 90% pegging this week.

Rice headed is at 31% overall, behind past progress by 12-13%.  TX and LA are reporting 78%, MS is reporting 48%, and the other states are below 20%.

This information is from the USDA Crop Progress Report and is available here: Crop Progress 7-22-2019.

Crop Progress

July 21, 2018

July 14, 2019

July 21, 2019

2014-2018 Average

Corn (silking)


17 35 66

Corn (dough)


N/A 5 10

Soybeans (blooming)


22 40 66

Soybeans (setting pods)

41 N/A 7 28

Cotton (squared)

77 60 78 80

Cotton (setting bolls)

40 20 33 37

Sorghum (heading)

40 24 27 40

Sorghum (coloring)


14 16 22

Peanuts (pegging)

78 67 78 77

Rice (headed)

44 24 31 43


Topics: Crop Progress Reports

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