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Wheat Emergence Ahead of Pace

Published: Friday, December 2, 2022

The following is from the Indiana Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Nov. 27.

Winter preparations commenced as many farmers throughout the state wrapped up harvest. Soil moisture levels increased slightly from the previous week, with 53% of topsoil moisture reported as adequate or surplus.

The average temperature for the week was 40.1 degrees F, .80 degrees above normal.

The amount of rainfall varied from none to 1.26 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was .56 inches, .45 inches below normal.

There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

Winter wheat emergence approached completion as it continued ahead of its five-year average pace with 62 percent of the crop rated in good to excellent condition.

Other activities for the week included winter preparations and lime and fertilizer applications.

The crop progress schedule (last week, previous week, 2021 and 5-year average) showed: winter wheat emerged, 93, 86, 90, 92.

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