According to Monday's, weekly crop progress report from USDA, Iowan farmers have planted fully 92 percent of this year’s corn crop, with 63 percent emerged. Soybean planting progress in Iowa is 30 percent complete, with one percent of this year’s crop emerged so far.
Both corn and soybean planting progress in Iowa are several days ahead of the five-year average for this time of year.
Last week, farmers across the state only had an average 2.6 days to get fieldwork done, with wind preventing spraying activity and widespread showers leaving standing water in some fields.
In a post on Facebook, Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey reported his corn planting for this year complete, but he doesn’t expect to plant his soybean crop until after Memorial Day.