Corn Planting Starts; Winter Wheat Condition 53% Good to Excellent
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.
Nationally, of the top 18 states producing corn, only 6% had been planted, compared with 12% by this time last year and 9% for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition in Nebraska was rated 7% excellent, 46% good, 38% fair, 8% poor, and 1% very poor. Approximately 7% of the crop had jointed, behind 17% last year and the five-year average of 13%.
Oat planting was at 70%, near 68% of last year and 66% for the five-year average; 26% had emerged, alead of 20% last year and near the five-year average of 22%.
While Nebraska did not report any sorghum planted, of the top 11 states producing sorghum, 21% of the crop had been planted, compared with 16% last year and the five-year average of 20%.