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.
|Corn Ear Droppings||75%||17%||6%||2%|
|Field Work/Crop Progress|
|Statewide||Last week||Last year||5-year average|
|Corn mature (safe from frost)||97%||N/A%||100%||97%|
|Soybeans dropping leaves||96%||N/A||100%||99%|
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.
|Pasture & Range||22%||26%||35%||16%||6%|
|Topsoil||State||Last Week||Last Year|
|Subsoil||State||Last Week||Last Year|