By Emerson Nafziger
Professor of Agronomic Extension
University of Illinois
Harvests of corn and soybean are starting very slowly this year, with only 4% of corn and 6% of soybean harvested by Sept. 28. This compares to 56% and 37% harvested a year ago, and 5-year averages of 32% for corn and 25% for soybean. The good news is that crop maturity is reflecting weather conditions, meaning that the crops are not dying early, leaving a lot of unfinished seed-filling. Exceptions to this are noted in the following discussions of some harvest issues for 2008:
SOURCE: University of Illinois.