Nebraska Oat Planting Ahead of Schedule from 2020

Oat seedlings in field

Nebraska Oat Planting Ahead of Schedule from 2020

For the week ending April 11, 2021, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 15% short, 74% adequate and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 24% short, 65% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 6% very poor, 13% poor, 38% fair, 41% good and 2% excellent.

Oats planted was 40%, ahead of 30% last year and 33% for the five-year average. Emerged was 8%, near 4% last year and 5% average.