Indiana crops could use more rain
Indiana farmers still need rain, even after getting some precipitation last week. USDA’s State Statistician Nathanial Warenski says 51% of topsoil is now adequate or surplus, but the rainfall received varied from just under two-tenths of an inch to 4.3 inches, and most farmers need more rain for their crops.
Forty-Seven percent of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition with silking behind schedule.
Soybean blooming is also behind, but 49% of the crop is rated as good to excellent. About 4% of the beans are setting pods.
The winter wheat harvest is in full swing.
USDA reporters say supplemental hay was used by several producers who deemed pasture conditions unsatisfactory. About 61% of second crop alfalfa and 46% of other second crop hay is cut.