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Ind. Corn Harvest 85% Complete

Published: Friday, November 19, 2021

The following is from the Indiana Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Nov. 14.

Harvest progressed throughout the mostly dry week before weekend precipitation slowed field activity. Soil moisture levels decreased slightly from the previous week, with 95 percent of topsoil moisture reported as adequate or surplus.

The average temperature for the week was 45.6 degrees F, 2.8 degrees above normal.

The amount of rainfall varied from none to .71 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was .40 inches, .48 inches below normal.

There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week.

Dry conditions allowed for significant harvest progress last week. Corn and soybean harvest both moved closer toward their respective five-year averages but remained slightly behind schedule.

Corn harvest progressed slower in some areas due to leaning corn caused by wind damage.

Winter wheat planting progressed closer to completion, and crop conditions remained stable.

Livestock were reported in good condition.

Other activities for the week included hauling grain, marketing livestock, equipment maintenance and attending Extension programs.

The crop moisture content (last week, previous week, 2020 and 5-year average) showed: field corn harvested for grain, 17, 18, 17, 17; soybeans harvested, 14, 14, 12, N/A.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2020 and 5-year average) showed: corn harvested for grain, 85, 75, 92, 87; soybeans harvested, 88, 77, 96, 93; winter wheat planted, 92, 85, 96, 94; winter wheat emerged, 75, 65, 84, 82.

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