Corn, Soybean Planting Well Ahead of Last Year

Corn, Soybean Planting Well Ahead of Last Year

Corn planted was 91%, as of Sunday, May 17, 2020, well ahead of 63% last year, and ahead of 78% for the five-year average. Emerged was 54%, well ahead of 22% last year, and ahead of the 39% average.

Soybeans planted was 78%, well ahead of 34% last year and 42% average. Emerged was 29%, well ahead of 5% last year and 8% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 22% fair, 59% good, and 8% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 5%, near 6% last year, and behind 23% average.

Sorghum planted was 28%, ahead of 15% last year and 22% average.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 63% good, and 5% excellent. Oats planted was 92%, near 88% last year and 94% average. Emerged was 82%, well ahead of 62% last year, but near 84% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 4%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 19% fair, 72% good, and 6% excellent.

For the week ending May 17, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 20% short, 75% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 14% short, 82% adequate, and 2% 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.