USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 46%, Soybean at 20%

USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 46%, Soybean at 20%

Approximately 46% of the state's corn was planted as of Sunday, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This compares with 35% last week (May 5) and is well behind last year (68%) and the five-year average (72%). Only 9% of the corn crop had emerged, behind 23% last year and 26% for the five-year average.

Of soybean, 20% had been planted, which is up from 14% last week, but behind 37% last year and the average of 32%. Emerged was 1%, near last year's 4% and the average of 2%.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 29% fair, 58% good, and 9% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 2%, near 1% last year, but behind the average of 12%.

Sorghum planted was 8%, behind 15% both last year and for the average.

Oats planted was 83%, near 87% last year, and behind the 94% average. Emerged was 48%, behind 67% last year, and well behind the average of 83%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 18% fair, 69% good, and 9% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 4% short, 79% adequate, and 17% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 2% short, 84% adequate, and 14% surplus.

The National Crop Progress and Condition report is at https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j