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Planting Progress: One more week to finish

May 22, 2017

Most states are very close to complete on their corn planting. But the final dash may have to take place between rains. Not only are the next few days expected to deliver rain over much of the country, but the 6 to 10 day forecast, for May 28 to June 1 (left map), promises to add to the excess moisture in some regions (right map).

6 to 10 day forecast, for May 28 to June 1 Palmer drought index - long term conditions - May 2017
Corn Status

Nationally, USDA reports corn planting at 84 percent of the intended acres as of May 21, still just one percentage point behind the five-year average. With planned acreage of 90 million, that leaves just 14 million to go.

While Iowa and South Dakota remain ahead of average, Nebraska has fallen 4 points behind. Kansas now is a hefty 16 points behind its average – the most of any state.

However, some replanting may be needed in Iowa due to wet conditions in some spots, according to Rod Hartwig. This is certainly in keeping with the excess moisture shown in the map above

Emergence also has fallen behind in the 18 states USDA tracks – and Nebraska’s crop is 10 points behind average. Michigan and Wisconsin also are far behind their usual emergence for this week.

Percent planted and emerged in the 18 states accounting for 92 percent of 2016 corn acres

 

Planted

Emerged

 

5/21/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

5/21/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

USA

84

85

-1

54

55

-1

IA

92

90

2

59

59

0

NE

87

91

-4

52

57

-5

SD

88

84

4

47

43

4

KS

70

86

-16

48

58

-10

CO

69

78

-9

35

41

-6

IL

89

90

-1

67

69

-2

IN

76

78

-2

45

52

-7

KY

83

82

-1

60

64

-4

MI

67

71

-4

16

34

-18

MN

94

86

12

59

53

6

MO

93

90

3

79

74

5

NC

96

97

-1

92

89

3

ND

82

73

9

38

31

7

OH

73

73

0

41

44

-3

PA

59

69

-10

30

38

8

TN

95

94

1

83

81

2

TX

87

86

1

76

75

1

WI

65

72

-7

21

32

-11

Data: USDA/NASS

Soybean status

Soybean planting has moved to 53 percent complete, 1 point ahead of average, though emergence is two points behind average.  That leaves a more substantial 42 million acres yet to go.

With the exception of Iowa, the states FCSAmerica serves have fallen behind average both in planting and emergence. Emergence in southern states is well ahead of average but the cool weather isn’t helping the northern tier.

Percent planted and emerged in the 18 states accounting for 95 percent of 2016 soybean acres

 

Planted

Emerged

 

5/21/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

5/21/17

5-yr avg

Difference (percentage points)

USA

53

52

1

19

21

-2

IA

62

60

2

15

17

-2

NE

52

61

-9

13

21

-8

SD

56

50

-6

11

13

-2

KS

27

34

-7

13

13

0

AR

74

60

14

62

47

15

IL

48

52

-4

18

23

-5

IN

47

50

-3

16

24

-8

KY

34

29

-5

13

14

-1

LA

91

80

11

84

65

19

MI

37

47

-10

0

16

-16

MN

72

62

10

16

20

-4

MS

86

74

8

77

58

19

MO

42

38

4

20

17

3

NC

36

32

4

19

15

4

ND

57

49

8

10

10

0

OH

43

47

-4

17

18

-1

TN

36

38

-2

15

19

-4

WI

29

43

-14

3

10

-7

Data: USDA/NASS

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