2017 Nebraska Crop Reports
Three percent of Nebraska's corn crop was planted as of Sunday, according to this week's USDA National Agriucltural Statistics Service report. This was near last year's 6% by this time and equal to the five-year average.
Crop and field reports from Nebraska Extension educators and specialists across the state reported for the week of April 17-21.
Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 41% good, and 7% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service April 10 report for Nebraska.
Nationally, wheat condition in the top 18 winter wheat producing states was 3% very poor; 10% poor; 34% fair; 46% good; and 7% excellent.
Todd Whitney, Extension Educator in Phelps County: Approximately 1.30-1.50+ inches of rain last week slowed field pea planting but was very welcome since soils were hard on the surface. Corn planting preparation will likely pick up again this week with probable planting due to begin April 15-20. Wheat green-up continues.
Nebraska winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 42% fair, 42% good, and 5% excellent, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report released today.
Oat planting was 28% complete, ahead of 18% last year and 25% for the five-year average.