Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

Nebraska Crop Progress Report for June 15

Corn is progressing well with 81% rated good or excellent, down slightly from last week. Soybeans are 94% emerged and rated 78% good or excellent, also down slightly from last week. Winter Wheat heading is 85%, which is slightly behind the five-year average. Sorghum is 97% planted and starting to head.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 26% fair, 54% good, and 17% excellent.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 19% fair, 62% good, and 16% excellent. Soybeans emerged was 94%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 84% for the five-year average. Blooming was 4%.

Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 45% fair, 38% good, and 5% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 85%, ahead of 79% last year, but behind 92% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 44% fair, 51% good, and 4% excellent. Sorghum planted was 97%, well ahead of 73% last year, and ahead of 88% average. Headed was 1%.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 15% poor, 29% fair, 50% good, and 5% excellent. Oats headed was 69%, well ahead of 38% last year, and ahead of 62% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 26% fair, 66% good, and 8% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 93%. Emerged was 62%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 59% good, and 7% excellent.

For the week ending June 14, 2020, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 26% short, 60% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 17% short, 72% 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.