Weather Alert

MN Crop Harvest Progresses

Scattered rains and wet fields continued to impact harvest progress during the week ending October 27, 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork. 

Field activities for the week mostly revolved around harvesting crops. However, soybean fields are coming out more quickly than corn as producers look to harvest soybeans first.

Topsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 47 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture condition was rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 53 percent adequate and 46 percent surplus.

Ninety-six percent of the corn crop was mature, 20 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. 

Corn harvested for grain reached 22 percent, 11 days behind last year and 12 days behind the average. 

Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 25 percent. Corn harvested for silage reached 95 percent this week, 13 days behind average.

Corn condition was rated 54 percent good to excellent, a slight improvement from the previous week. 

Sixty- two percent of the soybean crop has been harvested, 6 days behind last year and 2 weeks behind average.

Dry edible beans harvested reached 76 percent this week, 30 days behind the average. 

Sunflowers harvested reached 20 percent this week, 20 days behind normal. Sunflower condition rated 67 percent good to excellent, declining slightly from the previous week. 

Potatoes harvested reached 92 percent, 15 days behind average. 

Sugarbeet harvest was 60 percent complete, 17 days behind normal.

Pasture condition rated 50 percent good to excellent, declining from the previous week.


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