(Posted Mon. Jun 8th, 2015)
With U.S. corn emergence 91 percent complete, the crop condition remained strong, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 74 percent of acres still rated in good or excellent condition, only one point behind this time last year, the 2015 corn crop enters the next growth state with solid potential.
“Using best management practices and hoping for favorable weather over the next few months, farmers hope to again produce a healthy, plentiful corn crop in 2015,” said National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling. “Yet, while early indications seem positive, a record-setting crop is not guaranteed by any means. The summer months still lie ahead of us. As is so often true, the abundance or absence of propitiously timed rains in the middle of the summer will determine, in large part, what farmers put in the bins at harvest.”
Corn emerged exceeded the five-year average by one point, with 91 percent of all acres up by June 7. At the same time, the crop condition held relatively steady with acres rated excellent raised by one point over the past week and those rated good lowered by the same amount. The overall ratings remain very similar to those reported last year at this point.
To view the full report released today, click here.