After a week of cool and wet conditions, the week ending on June 6, 2021, saw dry and above average temperature conditions.
Iowa topsoil moisture levels rated 7% very dry, 32% short, 59% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 12% very short, 34% short, 53% adequate and 1% surplus in Iowa. Topsoil moistures in Minnesota improved to 10% very short, 41% short, 48% adequate and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies in Minnesota were rated at 7% very short, 35% short, 57% adequate and 1% surplus.
Producers in the upper two-thirds of Iowa had crops damaged by frost in late May and replanted corn and soybeans as a result. Corn in Iowa has reached 96% emergence, nine days ahead of the 5-year average. Weather conditions played a role in Iowa’s corn condition dropping from 81% good to 77% good to excellent. Soybean emergence in Iowa reached 86%, nine days ahead of the 5-year average. Iowa’s first soybean rating showed 23% of the crop being fair, 60% good and 16% excellent. Soybean conditions in Iowa were rated at 73% good to excellent. Corn conditions for Minnesota were rated at 28% fair, 56% good and 13% excellent. Soybean planting in Minnesota saw 93% emergence, which is more than a week ahead of the 5-year average. Soybean conditions across Minnesota were rated at 27% fair, 55% good, and 15% excellent.
*Information and graphs obtained from June 7, 2021 USDA, NASS report