Posted by: usset001 | May 5, 2015

Minnesota corn planting off to a fast start

cornfieldThe crop progress report released yesterday said that Minnesota farmers had 83% of their corn planted as of the week ending May 3. This figure places 2015 as one of top 6 Minnesota years in corn planting progress since USDA began tracking it in 1979, 37 years ago.

The following tables shows other early planting years in Minnesota. In each of these years, the MN corn crop was at least 80% planted as of the week ending May 3-9.

% planted as of May 3-9 MN Trend Yield Actual Actual vs. Trend
1998 81 137.3 153.0 15.7
2000 93 142.4 145.0 2.6
2003 80 150.0 146.0 (4.0)
2004 90 152.6 159.0 6.4
2010 94 167.8 177.0 9.2
2015 83 174.9 na na
average 154.2 156.0 6.0

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