Planting Still Lagging with Corn at 81%, Soybean, 56%

Planting Still Lagging with Corn at 81%, Soybean, 56%

With cool, rainy conditions, planting progress was slow last week and remains behind normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for Nebraska. There were just 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

Corn planted was 81%, up 11 points from last week's 70% planted but behind last year's 95% and the five-year average of 94%. Emerged was 50%, well behind 77% last year and the average of 73%.

Soybeans planted was 56%, up from 40% last week but well behind 84% last year, and behind 74% average. Emerged was 23%, well behind 49% last year, and behind the 36% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 59% good, and 11% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 19%, behind 32% last year, and well behind the average of 50%.

Sorghum planted was 23%, well behind 52% last year and the 50% average.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 1% poor, 33% fair, 56% good, and 9% excellent. Oats planted was 94%, near 98% last year, and behind the average of 99%. Emerged was 78%, behind 92% last year and the average of 95%. Headed was 1%, behind 14% both last year and average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 17% fair, 70% good, and 10% excellent.

Soil Moisture

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 0% short, 60% adequate, and 40% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 0% short, 72% adequate, and 28% surplus.