USDA: Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Nearly Done

USDA: Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Nearly Done

With 98% of the corn crop and 91% of the soybean crop planted as of Sunday, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska planting efforts moved down the home stretch. Based on the five-year average, 100% of the corn and 98% of the soybean usually would have been planted by this time.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 19% fair, 68% good, and 9% excellent. Ninety percent of the corn crop had emerged, behind 100% last year and the average of 99%.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 21% fair, 68% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans planted was 91%, behind 100% last year and the average of 98%. Emerged was 73%, well behind 96% last year, and behind the average of 92%.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 23% fair, 45% good, and 26% excellent; 83% had headed, behind 97% last year and the average of 96%.

Sorghum planted was at 80%, behind 95% last year and the average of 94%.

Oat condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 65% good, and 9% excellent. Oats emerged was 94%, behind 100% both last year and for the average. Headed was 43%, well behind 73% last year and the average of 70%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 11% fair, 72% good, and 15% excellent.

It was estimated that there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in the last week.