Iowa Crop Progress Report as of October 20, 2013

Iowa Crop Progress Report as of October 20, 2013

Below are the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service crop and soil moisture conditions in Iowa as of October 20, 2013. You can check out the full report by clicking here.

Harvest Conditions
None Light ModeratE Heavy
Corn Lodging 67% 21% 10% 2%
Corn Ear Droppings 75% 17% 6% 2%
Soybeans Lodging 80% 15% 4% 1%
Soybeans Shattering 76% 20% 4% 0%
Field Work/Crop Progress
Statewide Last week Last year 5-year average
Corn mature (safe from frost) 97% N/A% 100% 97%
Corn Harvested 35% N/A 92% 50%
Soybeans dropping leaves 96% N/A 100% 99%
Soybeans harvested 70% N/A 96% 81%

After two weeks without a crop progress report, the now-released crop progress report indicates that harvested progressed significantly during the information blackout precipitated by the federal government’s partial shutdown. From the Iowa report:

Mostly favorable weather allowed harvest of corn and soybeans to advance during the week ending October 20, 2013, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage was underway in areas already harvested.

Quality
Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Corn 6% 15% 34% 37% 8%
Soybeans 8% 15% 35% 36% 6%
Pasture & Range 22% 26% 35% 16% 6%
Moisture
Topsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 20% N/A 34%
Short 34% N/A 36%
Adequate 46% N/A 28%
Surplus 0% N/A 2%
Subsoil State Last Week Last Year
Very Short 29% N/A 61%
Short 38% N/A 33%
Adequate 32% N/A 6%
Surplus 1% N/A 0%