MN NASS Office Recaps ’21 Season

The Minnesota field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service has published a review of the 2021 growing season for all major crops. According to the report, dry edible bean planting was underway by the end April. Planting progress quickly moved past last year and the average. By June 6 planting was 95 percent complete, five days ahead of normal. Emergence began ahead of last year and remained ahead of the previous year until June 20 when the 96 percent emerged fell slightly behind the previous year. Almost all the dry edible bean crop was blooming by early August and plants setting pods began less than a week into July. By the end of August, 58 percent of the crop was dropping leaves or beyond. Harvest began ahead of last year and normal and by September 26 nearly three quarters of the crop was harvested. Harvest was nearly complete by October 17 with 97 percent harvested. Crop condition ratings began on June 13 with 63 percent rated good to excellent but declined through the season. The final crop condition on September 19 was 21 percent good to excellent.