Sep 13, 2022
U.S. Corn Down 1% to 53% Gd/Ex, Soy Down 1% to 56% Gd/Ex
Author: Michael Cordonnier/Soybean & Corn Advisor, Inc.
Corn - The condition of the 2022 U.S. corn crop declined 1% last week to 53% rated good/excellent. Nine states indicated that the corn condition improved last week, 8 states indicated that the condition had declined, and 1 state was unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern and northern locations while most of the declines were found in the western locations. The top five rated corn states are: Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan. The five lowest rated corn states are: Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Colorado.
Rains over the weekend boosted soil moisture in Iowa, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Indiana, but it slowed the drydown of the corn. Later this week dryer weather across the Midwest will aid in corn maturation and drydown.
Soybeans - The condition of the 2022 U.S. soybean crop declined 1% to 56% rated good/excellent. Five states indicated that the soybean condition improved last week, 11 states indicated that the condition had declined, and 2 states were unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the eastern locations while most of the declines were found western locations The top five rated soybean states are: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa. The five lowest rated soybean states are: Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Mississippi.
Beneficial rains over the weekend across the central Midwest boosted the soil moisture for the late growth of soybeans, but dryness is still a concern in the far western Corn Belt.
Soil Moisture - The nation's topsoil moisture improved last week with 11 states indicating improved soil moisture, 6 states indicating lower soil moisture, and one state was unchanged. Most of the improvements were found in the central and eastern locations while most of the declines were found in the western locations. The five states with the highest soil moisture are: Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The five states with the lowest soil moisture are: Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, and North Dakota.
The soil moisture was boosted with rainfall last week and over the weekend which may help some of the later developing soybeans especially in the eastern Corn Belt. They probably came too late for most of the corn.