May 10, 2022

2022 U.S. Corn 22% Planted vs. 50% Average, Slowed by Wet Soils

Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.

The 2022 U.S. corn is 22% planted compared to 64% last year and 50% average. The corn emergence is 5% compared to 18% last year and 15% average.

The fastest planting progress last week was in the southwestern Corn Belt and the slowest progress continues to be the far northwestern Corn Belt and the eastern Corn Belt. The corn in North Dakota is 1% planted (18% average), South Dakota is 11% (32% average), Minnesota is 9% (48% average), Iowa is 14% (63% average), Nebraska is 39% (57% average), and Kansas is 46% (50% average).

In the eastern Corn Belt, the corn in Illinois is 15% planted (58% average), Indiana is 11% (39% average), Ohio is 5% (27% average), and Michigan is 4% (22% average). In the mid-South the corn in Missouri is 32% planted (67% average), Kentucky is 39% (55% average), and Tennessee is 64% (72% average).

The states of greatest concern seem to be Iowa (49% behind average), Illinois (43% behind), Minnesota (39% behind), Missouri (35% behind), Indiana (28% behind), South Dakota (21% behind), and North Dakota (18% behind). The weather this week in the eastern Corn Belt states will favor rapid planting, so the bigger problem will remain in the northwestern Corn Belt states where the weather will not be a cooperative.