MN Harvest makes Headway as First Frost Makes Appearance

Minnesota had 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 2, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Much of the state saw its first frost of the season. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 8 percent very short, 29 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 8 percent very short, 26 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. 

Corn dented or beyond reached 98 percent. Corn mature was at 75 percent, two days ahead of the 5-year average. Corn harvested for grain was at 5 percent. Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 29 percent  fair, 48 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Corn for silage was 85 percent harvested. Soybean coloring reached 99 percent and soybeans dropping leaves was at 86 percent. Soybeans harvested was at 29 percent, one day behind the 5-year average. Soybean condition was 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 12 percent  excellent. 

Dry edible beans were 92 percent dropping leaves and 76 percent harvested. Sunflower condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 72 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Potato harvest was 83 percent complete. Sugarbeet harvest was 13 percent complete. Sugarbeet condition was 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 56 percent excellent. 

Pasture condition was rated 6 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.