Weekly Minnesota Crop Report 03 Jun 14

Warm weather is helping the crops emerge in Minnesota, but corn and soybean development remains behind average. The US Department of Agriculture says that 93% of the corn crop is now planted in Minnesota, which is near the five-year average of 95%. But only 69% of the corn crop has emerged, compared with the average of 82%. Soybean planting is 75% complete, a jump of 26 percentage points from last week but still 5 points behind the average. Spring wheat planting and development also is behind average. Sugar beets are the only crop in Minnesota ahead of average, with 99% planted. There were nearly five days suitable for fieldwork across Minnesota last week.