For the week ending September 11, 2022, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 50 percent very short, 36 percent short, 14 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 51 percent very short, 38 percent short, 11 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 3 percent, equal to both last year and the five-year average.
Corn condition rated 27 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 20 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Corn dough was 95 percent, near 97 percent both last year and average. Dented was 83 percent, near 87 percent both last year and average. Mature was 50 percent, ahead of 42 percent last year and 44 percent average. Harvested was 21 percent, ahead of 10 percent last year and 9 percent average.
Soybean condition rated 23 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 91 percent, equal to last year, and near 94 percent average. Dropping leaves was 27 percent, ahead of 19 percent last year and 20 percent average.
Sorghum condition rated 21 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 16 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Sorghum headed was 92 percent, behind 99 percent last year and 98 percent average. Coloring was 58 percent, behind 77 percent last year and 73 percent average. Mature was 11 percent, behind 19 percent last year, and near 12 percent average. Harvested was 2 percent, near 1 percent both last year and average.
Cotton condition rated 4 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 0 percent excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 37 percent, near 36 percent last year, and ahead of 25 percent average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 42 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 8 percent good, and 0 percent excellent.