In what has been a mixed day, USDA crop condition scores have continued to provide cautious confidence in production, while the warnings for extreme heat into the US corn belt will need monitoring.
Emergence of US corn has virtually caught up with average progress, reaching 88% emerged. Corn crop conditions remained encouraging for the US at 72% good and excellent, dropping just one percentage point from the previous week.
Soybean planting has continued in line with average progress, reaching 88% complete, by the 12th of June. Meanwhile, emergence is at 70% just slightly behind average. Initial crop condition scores at 71% combined good and excellent is again providing early production confidence.
Spring wheat planting in the US has nearly reached completion at 94%. Emergence at 72% is far behind average (93%) but has made good progress from last week’s 55%. Initial condition scores for spring wheat are disappointing at 44% good and excellent, but still far ahead of last season’s drought impacted crop, rated just 37% at this stage.
The winter wheat harvest in the US is getting underway, reaching 10% complete, while crop condition scores remain poor at just 31% good and excellent.
Read the full crop progress report here