ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Soybeans across the state are in generally good condition, according to the first soybean condition ratings of the year.
In its weekly crop weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Monday that 77 percent of the soybean crop is rated in good or excellent condition.
The report comes after a week of variable weather conditions, including frost in the northwest part of the state and rain in the southwest.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 95 percent adequate to surplus, and statewide, 4.2 days were suitable for fieldwork last week.
Soybean planting is 98 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average.
Corn is 98 percent emerged, with an average height of eight inches, and 84 percent of the crop is in good or excellent condition.