Nebraska Corn, Soybeans Rated 82% Good to Excellent

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans Rated 82% Good to Excellent

As of May 31, 2020, Nebraska corn planting was complete and soybeans planted was 95% according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planting and emergence of both crops continues to be ahead of five year averages.

Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 17% fair, 62% good, and 20% excellent. Corn emerged was 88%, well ahead of 62% last year, and ahead of 79% for the five-year average.

Soybean condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 17% fair, 63% good, and 19% excellent. Soybeans planted was 95%, well ahead of 62% last year, and ahead of 78% average. Emerged was 73%, well ahead of 34% last year and 47% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 10% poor, 24% fair, 57% good, and 7% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 41%, near 38% last year, but well behind 66% average.

Sorghum planted was 81%, well ahead of 32% last year and 56% average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 6% poor, 26% fair, 63% good, and 5% excellent. Oats emerged was 94%, ahead of 85% last year, but near 95% average. Headed was 15%, ahead of 10% last year, but behind 27% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 44%. Emerged was 14%.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 3% poor, 16% fair, 68% good, and 10% excellent.

For the week ending May 31, 2020, there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 9% short, 82% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 9% short, 84% adequate, and 5% 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.