Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting Gets Started

Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting Gets Started April 24, 2018

For the week ending April 22, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported corn planting in Nebraska at 2%, behind last year's 15% and the five-year average of 9%.

Nationally, 3% of the nation's 2018 corn crop has been planted with most states reporting little or no progress; however, Texas reported 60%, North Carolina reported 30%, and Tennessee reported 11% in the ground.

Soybean planting in Nebraska was at 1%, near last year's 3% and equal to average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 37% fair, 46% good, and 10% excellent. In the national report no national average of planted soybean acres was reported; only three states reported progress: Mississippi, 18%, Louisiana, 16%; and Arkansas, 10%.

Oat planting in Nebraska was at 46%, well behind last year's 79% and the average of 78%. An esimated 15% had emerged, well behind 37% for both last year and the average.

Soil Moisture. Topsoil moisture rated 2% very short, 18% short, 76% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 4% very short, 25% short, 70% adequate, and 1% surplus.