Corn & Soybean Planting Forges Ahead
Seventeen percent of the state's corn had been planted by April 30, behind last year's 32% and the five-year average of 24%, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report. Last week only 2% had been planted.
Soybean planting was 6% done, near last year's 7% and the average of 4%. Last week 1% had been planted.
Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 30% fair, 50% good, and 13% excellent.
Oat planting was 63% done, well behind last year's 89% and the five-year average of 87%. Thirty percent had emerged, well behind last year's 54% and the average of 57%.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 22% short, 73% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 28% short, 68% adequate, and 1% surplus.
For more information see the National Report.