Weekly MN Crop Report 11 Sep 12

Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests are getting going ahead of schedule. The USDA weekly crop report says Minnesota’s corn and soybean crops were 2% harvested as of Sunday, compared with 0% for the 5-year average. All crops in the state are ahead of their averages for harvest progress, including sweet corn at 88% harvested. Crop development continues ahead of average for corn and soybeans as well, while their condition ratings are little changed from last week. Rainfall was generally below average last week in Minnesota also, while temperatures were above normal. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 69% short or very short across the state.