AS SILKING NEARS NATIONAL COMPLETION, 2015 CORN CROP MAINTAINS QUALITY

AUGUST 2015

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(Posted Mon. Aug 10th, 2015)

Corn acres doughing surpassed the five-year average last week according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 96 percent of corn acres having achieved the silking stage as of August 9 and 51 percent of corn acres in the doughing stage, the overall corn crop condition held strong with 70 percent of acres now rated in good or excellent condition.

  

After trailing the five-year average of acres having achieved the doughing stage trailing the five-year average for weeks, the acres having reached the doughing stage moved one point ahead of that number by August 9. In this first estimate of the acres in the dented stage, the progress trailed the five-year average by six points.

 

Crop condition estimates remained approximately the same with one point added to the percentage of the crop rated excellent this week. At this point last year, 73 percent of corn acres were in good or excellent condition.

 

To view the full report released today, click here.