Mostly dry week for Indiana

Precipitation was mixed in Indiana last week.

The USDA says rainfall totals across the state ranged from none to just over two inches, with the average falling two tenths of an inch below normal, and now less than half of the state is reporting adequate to surplus soil moisture.

As of Sunday, 45% of Indiana’s corn crop is in good to excellent condition, down 1%, with 39% of the crop silking, compared to the five-year average of 49%, and 3% at the dough making stage, compared to 2% on average.

46% of soybeans are called good to excellent, a drop of 3%, with 45% blooming, compared to 50% on average, and 13% at the pod setting stage, compared to 19% normally in mid-July.

95% of winter wheat is harvested, compared to 90% on average.

36% of Indiana’s pastures and rangelands are rated good to excellent, 1% lower, with 75% of the second cutting of alfalfa and 55% of the second cutting of other hay complete.

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