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

by | Oct 3, 2022 | Indiana Agriculture News, News Feed

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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