This article was originally posted at 3:04 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 9. It was last updated at 3:52 p.m. CDT on Monday, May 9.
OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. corn and soybean planting progress inched ahead by just single-digit percentages again last week as wet conditions across central, eastern and northern parts of the country continued to keep many farmers out of their fields, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.
-- Planting progress: 22% nationwide as of Sunday, May 8, up just 8 percentage points from 14% the previous week. Current progress is now 42 percentage points behind last year's pace of 64% and 28 percentage points behind the five-year average of 50%.
-- Crop development: 5% of corn was emerged as of Sunday, up 2 percentage points from the previous week and 10 percentage points behind the five-year average of 15%.
-- Notable states: Planting progress in the "I" states continued to lag well behind average last week, with Illinois corn 15% planted, 43 percentage points behind the state average of 58%; Indiana 11% planted, 28 percentage points behind the average of 39%; and Iowa 14% planted, 49 percentage points behind the average of 63%. Minnesota was also well behind normal with just 9% of intended corn planted, 39 percentage points behind the state's average of 48%. Only 1% of North Dakota's corn and 7% of Wisconsin's corn were planted as of Sunday, behind averages of 18% and 29%, respectively. Eighty-one percent of Texas' corn was planted, 4 percentage points ahead of the state's average of 77%.
-- Planting progress: 12% nationwide as of Sunday, up 4 percentage points from the previous week. That is 27 percentage points behind last year's 39% and 12 percentage points behind the five-year average of 24%.
-- Notable states: As with corn planting, soybean planting progress continued to lag in the "I" states. Illinois' soybean crop was 11% planted as of Sunday, 19 percentage points behind the average of 30%; Indiana's soybeans were 7% planted, 17 percentage points behind the average of 24%; and Iowa's soybeans were also 7% planted, 27 percentage points behind the average of 34%. Only 2% of Minnesota's soybeans were planted, 23 percentage points behind the average of 25%. Nebraska was just slightly behind its average pace at 28% as of Sunday compared to a five-year average of 29%.
-- Crop development: 3% of soybeans had emerged nationwide as of Sunday, near the five-year average of 4%.
-- Crop development progress: 33% of the winter wheat crop was headed nationwide as of Sunday. That's 3 percentage points behind last year's 36% and 7 percentage points behind the five-year average of 40%.
-- Notable states: Kansas' winter wheat was 30% headed as of Sunday, 4 percentage points behind the average of 34%. Oklahoma's crop was 60% headed, 21 percentage points behind the five-year average of 81%. No winter wheat was heading in Nebraska, South Dakota, Oregon or Washington. Texas' winter wheat was 76% headed, 4 percentage points behind the average of 80%.
-- Crop condition: Nationwide, winter wheat was rated 29% good to excellent, up 2 percentage points from 27% the previous week.
"Winter wheat crops in Idaho and Oregon posted improvements of 9 percentage points for the week, while Ohio's good-to-excellent rating lost 10 percentage points," said DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman. "Texas remains at the bottom with only 7% of the crop rated good to excellent."
To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Winter Wheat Headed||33||23||36||40|
|Spring Wheat Planted||27||19||67||47|
|Spring Wheat Emerged||9||5||27||15|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
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