Corn planting complete

From local sources

Most of the state’s corn crop has emerged and almost all soybeans have been planted.

According to the Indiana Crop and Weather Report released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday, 100 percent of the intended corn acreage has been planted and 97 percent has emerged. This time last year, 100 percent of corn had emerged.

Soybean planting is still legging behind last year’s progress. For the week ending Sunday, 93 percent had been planted compared to 87 percent last week and 100 percent at this time last year.
Eighty-three percent of the soybean acreage has emerged compared with 97 percent last year at this time and 77 percent for the five-year average.

The statistics service lists 55 percent of corn in good condition and 18 percent in excellent condition.

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