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USDA: Indiana Farmers Have 95% Of Corn Planted

Posted On June 03, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

farm-tractor-planting-corn-field.jpg(Undated) – Most of Indiana’s corn crop is in the ground, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report.

About 95 percent of the state’s corn has been planted as of June 1, up from 87 percent the week before. Farmers are ahead of both last year and the five year average when the percent completed was at 93 and 87 percent, respectively.

The report says that 76 percent of the corn has emerged in southern Indiana, compared to 86 percent in the north and 84 percent in central Indiana.

Statewide soybean crops are 81 percent in the ground, which is also ahead of last year. About 66 percent of soybean fields in southern Indiana have been planted.

“Where weather permitted, farmers were finishing up corn and soybean planting, including replanting of any flood-damaged stands,” the USDA report states. “Corn that had emerged yellow was greening nicely with warmer temperatures. Sidedressing corn and spraying for weeds was well under way.”