Warm conditions help major Minnesota crops mature
Published 7:45 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crops progress and condition report for Minnesota that the state’s corn is still maturing about 10 days behind the average pace, but 81 percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition. Nearly a third of the state’s dry edible bean crop was harvested last week, thanks to 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, bringing the total harvest to 44 percent. Eight percent of the sugar beet crop has been lifted, with condition rated 89 percent good to excellent.