Indiana Weekly Crop Progress Created by rrummel on 11/26/2013 4:10:44 PM
Last Report of the Season
Fall harvest is mostly complete, with small patches of corn and soybeans remaining according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fall tillage, lime and fertilizer application, and machinery clean up continued during the week, while farmers in some counties were occupied with repairing storm damage from the previous week. Temperatures dipped into the teens across the state, prompting many to begin winter preparations for their livestock.
FIELD CROPS REPORT
There were 3.8 days suitable for field work during the week. Ninety-six percent of the corn acreage has been harvested compared with 100 percent last year and 93 percent for the 5-year average. By area 98 percent of the corn crop is harvested in the north, 96 percent in the central region, and 96 percent in the south. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 18 percent.
Ninety-six percent of the winter wheat acreage has emerged compared to 96 percent last year and 90 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy-seven percent of the winter wheat acreage is in good to excellent condition.
LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORT
Pasture condition was rated 43 percent good to excellent. Livestock remained in good condition.