Nebraska Wheat Condition 60% Good-Excellent

Nebraska Wheat Condition 60% Good-Excellent

For the week ending April 3 temperatures varied widely across Nebraska, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Parts of the Panhandle experienced below normal temperatures, while large portions of eastern Nebraska experienced temperatures up to five degrees above normal. Precipitation, consisting of both snow and rain, covered the northern two-thirds of the state and inhibited field work.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 16% short, 76% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 17% short, 76% adequate, and 4% surplus.

Field Crops

  • Winter wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 37% fair, 51% good, and 9% excellent.
  • Oat planting was at 20%, behind 33% last year and the five-year average of 26%.