Corn and Soybean Planting Ahead of Average
Approximately 20% of Nebraska corn was planted as of Sunday, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is ahead of 12% last year, and near 16% for the five-year average.
Soybeans planted was 8%, ahead of both last year and the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 8% poor, 27% fair, 57% good, and 7% excellent.
Sorghum planted was 3%, near both last year and the average.
Oats planted was 77%, well ahead of 48% last year, and near the 74% average. Emerged was 38%, well ahead of 13% last year, but near the 42% average.
For the week ending April 26, 2020, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 15% short, 81% adequate, and 3% surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 12% short, 85% adequate, and 3% surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.