Minnesota had 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 23, 2022, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Favorable weather continued to allow harvest to move quickly.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 18 percent very short, 36 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 15 percent very short, 36 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain was at 61 percent, three days behind last year but about a week ahead of the 5-year average. Corn moisture content of grain at harvest averaged 18 percent.
Soybeans harvested was at 95 percent, on pace with last year and about two weeks ahead of the 5-year average.
Sugarbeet harvest was 96 percent complete, two weeks ahead of the 5-year average.
Sunflowers were 35 percent harvested, about five days behind the 5-year average. Sunflower condition was 0 percent very poor, 0 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 77 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.
Pasture condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.