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39% of Corn Harvested in Indiana


Published: Friday, October 12, 2018

The following is from the Michigan Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Oct 7.

Harvest progressed steadily throughout much of the state, though late-week rainfall delayed fieldwork in some areas.

Significant weekend rains in the northern part of the State hampered fieldwork, while the southern part of the State remained relatively unscathed.

The average temperature for the week was 70.9 degrees, 12.9 degrees above normal for the state. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 3.47 inches during the week.

The statewide average precipitation was 1.18 inches.

There were 4.7 days available for fieldwork.

Growers made progress on corn and soybean harvests early in the week before the rain. Popcorn and commercial tomato harvests were reported as nearing completion.

Cover crop and winter wheat plantings continued steadily where time and conditions allowed.

Other activities for the week included spreading potash and phosphorus, fall tillage, and hauling grain.

The crop moisture content (last week, previous week, 2017 and 5-year average) showed: field corn harvested for grain, 18, 19, 21, NA; soybeans harvested, 13, 14, 12, NA.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2017 and 5-year average) showed: corn mature, 95, 91, 80, 84; corn harvested for grain, 39, 27, 23, 27; soybeans dropping leaves, 94, 89, 89, 89; soybeans harvested, 40, 24, 39, 34; winter wheat planted, 31, 17, 26, 27; winter wheat emerged, 10, 1, 4, 8; alfalfa hay, four cutting, 80, 74, 84, NA; other hay, third cutting, 95, 91, NA, NA; other hay, four cutting, 56, 49, NA, NA.

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