Corn Planting Starts; Winter Wheat Condition 53% Good to Excellent

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%.

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