Harvest wrapping up in Indiana

Corn and soybean harvest is winding down across the state.  Ninety-five percent of the corn crop has been harvested – with the majority of the remaining corn is in the north central and eastern portion of the state – and soybean harvest is 96 percent complete.

Ninety-eight percent of the winter wheat acreage has been planted – just ahead of last year and the five-year average.  Seventy-four percent of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Ample rainfall has helped to replenish both topsoil and subsoil moisture.  Eighty-eight percent of the topsoil and 64 percent of the subsoil moisture are now called adequate to surplus.

According to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service – more cover crops have been planted this year to help preserve the unused nutrients remaining in the soil due to this year’s drought.

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