Despite cool weather in the
"Eighty-eight percent planted now; that is slowly catching up with the five-year average, which is 94%," Rippey says. "We still see some pretty hefty delays with progress 10 points or more behind schedule in five states."
Rippey says soybeans are in a similar situation, with 52% planted compared to the five-year average of 67%. However six states have progress more than 20 points behind the five year-average.
There has been some excellent progress for corn in the
The cool weather is also delaying development of the winter wheat crop, although rains last week did help improve the crop condition. Rippey says 47% of the winter wheat crop is rated good to excellent, an increase from the week before; however the crop is only 64% headed compared to the five-year average of 76%.
"The crop has not yet begun heading in some of the far northern areas such as
A few of the states in the South such as