USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 61%, Soybean at 32%

USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 61%, Soybean at 32%

Approximately 61% of the state’s corn was planted as of Sunday, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. This is well ahead of 30% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Emerged was 9%, ahead of 1% last year, and near the average of 5%.

Soybeans planted was 32%, well ahead of 11% last year and the average of 10%.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 8% poor, 23% fair, 60% good, and 7% excellent.

Sorghum planted was 7%, ahead of 2% last year, and near the 4% average.

Oats planted was 87%, ahead of 69% last year, and near the 84% average. Emerged was 56%, well ahead of 30% last year, but near the average of 58%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 66% good, and 5% excellent.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 22% short, 69% adequate, and 2% surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 13% short, 81% adequate, and 2% surplus.

For the week ending May 3, 2020, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.