According to the most recent USDA/NASS Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report, 74% of the Iowa corn crop was silking. Western Iowa as well as the Central Crop Reporting District (CRD) all have at least 80% of corn silking, however the Northeast CRD is only at 53%.
In Iowa, 73% of soybeans are blooming and 30% are setting pods. This ranges greatly across the state with the Northwest CRD at 91% of soybeans blooming, but only 59% in the Northeast CRD and 52% in the South Central CRD. The Central CRD has 41% of soybeans setting pods, while the Southeast CRD is only at 18%.
Additionally, 41% of the oats are harvested, and the second cutting of alfalfa is 90% complete while the third cutting is 8% complete.
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