October 16, 2012
The dry bean harvest in Colorado advanced 14 percentage points last week to reach 94 percent complete as of Sunday, October 14th. That is ahead of the five-year average pace of 79 percent. Topsoil moisture conditions are unchanged at 69 percent short to very short.
The dry bean harvest made small gains last week in Nebraska. 85 percent of the edibles have now been combined, compared to 81 percent the previous week and 10 points behind the five-year average pace. Topsoil moisture remains a concern, with 95 percent of the state having short to very short topsoil moisture condition ratings.
Four days were suitable for harvest last week in Michigan. The dry bean harvest now stands at 94 percent complete, up from 82 percent the previous week and the five-year average pace of 86 percent. Topsoil moisture conditions improved to 35 percent short to very short.