Dry conditions pushed corn maturity and soybeans dropping leaves well ahead of pace this week for Nebraska.
Corn in the mature stage for Nebraska is at 27 % this week. That’s an 18% jump from last week, a 20% jump from a year ago, and a 15% jump from the five-year average.
About 84% of Nebraska’s corn crop was dented this week, compared to just 65% last year.
As for soybeans, 37% of the state’s soybean crop was dropping leaves this week. That’s a 32% jump from last year and 21% jump from last week.
Nebraska has planted 2% of its winter wheat crop, compared to 3% last year.
Listen to the full KAPPA Ethanol Crop Progress Report here.