ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A long stretch of warm, dry weather last week helped Minnesota’s crops catch up on growing.
In its weekly crops and weather report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says a statewide average of 6.1 days were suitable for fieldwork last week, the most of any week this growing season. Temperatures were 2.9 degrees above normal while rainfall was 0.67 inches below normal.READ MORE: Police: Teenager Shot Multiple Times Following Argument In Brooklyn Park; No Arrests Made Yet
Crop development remains behind the normal pace due to a cold, wet spring that delayed planting. The average corn stalk was 30 inches tall by Sunday, compared with a five-year average of 46 inches. The average soybean plant height was 8 inches tall, which is 4 inches shorter than normal.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin To Be Sentenced Friday For The Murder Of George Floyd
But corn and soybean conditions both improved to 63 percent good or excellent.MORE NEWS: Police Respond To Overnight Unrest In Uptown
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