USDA NASS: 78% of Corn, 37% of Soybean Planted in Nebraska

USDA NASS: 78% of Corn, 37% of Soybean Planted in Nebraska May 15, 2017

With a week of mostly dry warm conditions, Nebraska farmers made good planting progress in the week ending May 14, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  • Corn planted was at 78%, ahead of 71% last year, and near 76% for the five-year average. Emerged was 31%, near 28% last year and 34% for the average.
    Nationally, of the 18 states producing 92% of US corn, 71% of the crop had been planted, up from 47% last week and similar to the five-year average of 70%. Thirty-one percent of the national crop had emerged, behind the five-year average of 36%.

  • Soybeans planted was 37%, ahead of 27% last year, but equal to average. Emerged was 4%, near 3% last year and 7% average. 
    Nationally, of the 18 states producing 96% of the nation's soybeans, 32% of planting was complete, equal to the five-year average, and 8% had emerged, near the five-year average of 9%.

  • Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 12% poor, 40% fair, 41% good, and 5% excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 94%, near 90% last year, and ahead of the five-year average of 76%. Headed was 32%, near 31% last year, and ahead of the 22% average.
    Nationally, of the 18 states with 90% of the winter wheat acreage, 63% had headed, behind last year's 66% but ahead of the five-year average of 57%. Winter wheat condition for this US wheat acreage was 8% excellent condition, 43% good, 32% fair, 12% poor, and 5% very poor.

  • Sorghum planted was 14%, near 12% last year, but behind 19% average. Emerged was 1%.

  • Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 15% fair, 81% good, and 4% excellent. Oats planted was 99%, ahead of 92% last year, and near the 97% average. Emerged was 95%, ahead of 85% both last year and average. Jointed was at 16%.

Soil Moisture

Nebraska topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 14% short, 79% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 14% short, 78% adequate, and 4% surplus.