Corn Planting at 94%; Soybean Still Lagging at 79%

Corn Planting at 94%; Soybean Still Lagging at 79%

With 4.6 days suitable for field work in the last week, corn and soybean planting made good progress. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report for Nebraska showed 94% of the state's corn planted, compared with 100% last year and the five-year average of 99%. Soybean planting lagged considerably and was 79% complete, behind 97% last year and the five-year average of 94%.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 19% fair, 69% good, and 8% excellent. Approximately 80% of the corn crop had emerged, which compared to 96% last year and the average of 95%.

Approximately 55% of the soybean crop had emerged, well behind 91% last year and the 80% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 24% fair, 50% good, and 19% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 69%, behind 86% last year and the average of 89%.

Sorghum planted was 54%, well behind 90% last year and the average of 85%.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 24% fair, 62% good, and 8% excellent. Oats emerged was 89%, behind 98% last year and the average of 99%. Headed was 24%, well behind 53% last year and the average of 50%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 12% fair, 71% good, and 16% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 1% short, 79% adequate, and 20% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 0% short, 82% adequate, and 18% surplus.