Weekly Minnesota Crop Report 04 Jun 13

Another week of cold, wet weather has bogged down field work in parts of Minnesota. The USDA’s weekly crop report for Minnesota says that that standing water and muddy fields hampered the remaining planting work last week, though crops planted earlier are emerging in better-drained fields. Statewide, an average of just-over 2 days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week, compared to just-under 2 days a week earlier. Corn planting was 87% complete as of the end of the week, compared with a 5-year average of 98% for this point. Corn emergence advanced to 65%, but remains well behind the average of 86%. Soybeans were 55% planted, compared with an average of 88%, and soybeans were 18% emerged, which is 36-percentage points behind the average pace.