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Minnesota Crops Progressing Ahead of 5-Year Averages
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/14/2021

According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, dryer conditions advanced harvests and allowed 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Seunday. Field activities for the week included cutting corn for silage.

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 15% very short, 28% short, 55% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 22% very short, 40% short, 37% adequate and 1% surplus.

Corn dented reached 86%, six days behind last year but five days ahead of average. Corn mature reached 34%, three days behind last year but six days ahead of the average. Corn harvested for grain reached 3%. Corn harvested for silage reached 71%, three days ahead of last year and 2 weeks ahead of the 5-year average. Corn condition rated 39% good to excellent.

Soybeans coloring reached 86%, two days ahead of last year and over a week ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 49%, three days ahead of last year and six days of the average. Soybeans harvested reached 3%. Soybeans condition rated 37% good to excellent.

Dry beans dropping leaves reached 91%. Dry beans harvested rated 35% complete. Dry beans condition rated 19% good to excellent.

Potatoes were 31% harvested. Potato condition rated 60% good to excellent.

Sunflower condition rated 40% good to excellent.

Sugarbeets reached 7% harvested. Sugarbeets condition rated 73% good to excellent.

Pasture condition was 32% very poor, 31% poor, 28% fair, 6% good and 3% excellent.

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