Crop Conditions: Corn 87% Good-Excellent, Soybean 86% Good-Excellent

Figure 1. USDA NASS reported June 4 that 95% of the state's soybean crop had been planted and 77% had emerged. (Photo by Todd Whitney)

Crop Conditions: Corn 87% Good-Excellent, Soybean 86% Good-Excellent June 4, 2018

With recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops were faring well across much of the state. Corn condition was rated 78% good and 9% excellent and soybean was rated 78% good and 8% excellent for the week ending June 3.

That left just 12% of the state's corn crop in fair condition and 1% in poor, according to Monday's USDA National Agricultural Statistics report. Soybean fared similarly with 14% in fair condition.

Approximately 92% of the state's corn had emerged, near 89% last year and 88% for the five-year average.

Soybean planting was 95% complete, ahead of 89% last year and 86% for the average. Emerged was 77%, ahead of 58% both last year and average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 27% fair, 49% good, and 16% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 72%, well behind 95% last year, but near the five-year average of 70%.

Sorghum planting was 81%, ahead of last year's 68% and the average of 69%.

Oat condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 66% good, and 4% excellent. Oats emergence
was at 96%, near 98% for both last year and the average. Thirty-nine percent had headed, last year's 58%, but ahead of the 30% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 32% fair, 49% good, and 8% excellent.