Indiana’s Corn Harvested at 16%, Soybeans Harvested at 17%

Harvest progress across Indiana is surging forward thanks to unseasonably cool and dry weather conditions last week that have helped progress for fieldwork.

So far, 16% of corn for grain and 17% of soybeans have been harvested as of Sunday, Oct. 2 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS). That’s a jump from 6% for corn and 5% for soybeans from the week before.

Indiana corn is 96% dented and 67% mature. The USDA says 90% of corn for silage has been harvested while harvested corn for grain is far behind the five-year average pace of 20%. Indiana corn is rated 57% good-to-excellent.

Indiana soybeans are rated 58% good-to-excellent. 82% of beans are dropping leaves. Soybeans are also behind the five-year average for harvesting at 23%.

In his weekly report, Nathaniel Warenski, State Statistician with the USDA NASS, adds that winter wheat planting continued behind its five-year average as well with about only 11% of the crop planted so far as some farm operators have reported sporadic instances of frost warnings.

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