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Indiana Corn Harvest Reaches 27%


Published: Friday, October 5, 2018

The following is from the Indiana Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Sept. 30.

Wet weather slowed harvest for some growers last week while others were unaffected. Some areas in the southern part of the state saw significant rainfall that caused combines to be sidelined.

Growers in the northern part of the state were able to harvest with fewer delays.

The average temperature for the week was 62.4 degrees, 1.4 degrees above normal for the state. The amount of rainfall varied from .28 to 4.23 inches during the week.

The statewide average precipitation was 1.62 inches. There were 4.4 days available for fieldwork.

Growers continued to harvest corn, soybeans, popcorn, processing vegetables, silage, seed corn and apples when weather allowed. Winter wheat was planted where time and conditions allowed.

Farmers were signing up for the Market Facilitation Program at their local Farm Service Agency office.

The crop moisture content (last week, previous week, 2017 and 5-year average) showed: corn harvested for grain, 19, 20, 22, NA; soybeans harvested, 14, 14, 13, NA.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2017 and 5-year average) showed: corn mature, 91, 81, 67, 73; corn harvested for grain, 27, 18, 15, 17; corn harvested for silage, 95, 90, 89, NA; soybeans dropping leaves, 89, 80, 79, 80; soybeans harvested, 24, 13, 22, 19; winter wheat planted, 17, 9, 10, 12; alfalfa hay, fourth cutting, 74, 64, 78, NA; other hay, third cutting, 91, 90, 95, NA; other hay, fourth cutting, 49, 41, NA, NA.

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