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