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Crop Progress: Weather Causes Volatility, Maturity Severely Behind

Crop Progress: Weather Causes Volatility, Maturity Severely Behind

09 July 2013

ANALYSIS - Unpredictable weather is set to cause price volatility throughout the remainder of the US growing season, writes Gemma Hyland for TheCropSite.

According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, corn silking is at just six per cent , up three per cent from last week, but below the five-year average of 20 per cent silked and well below last year’s rate of 46 per cent silked at this time.

The corn crop condition is 92 per cent in fair, good or excellent condition, this is similar to last week and well above last year’s condition amid the season’s drought.

Soybeans are 95 per cent emerged, up from 91 per cent emerged last week. Soybean blooming is at 10 per cent, still under the 5-year average of 24 per cent. Soybean crop condition is at 93 per cent in fair, good or excellent condition.

Winter wheat conditions remained unchanged from last week, with 42 per cent of the crop in poor or very poor condition and 34 per cent in good or excellent condition.

As of the July 7 report, 2013, winter wheat was 57 per cent harvested, compared to the 78 per cent at this time a year ago.

Five per cent of the spring wheat crop is in poor or very poor condition, compared to seven per cent last year.

Spring wheat in good or excellent condition was 72 per cent, compared to 66 per cent last year. Of the entire spring wheat crop, 45 per cent was headed this week, a fall compared to the five-year average of 53 per cent.

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Gemma Hyland, Editor

Gemma Hyland, Editor

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