Nebraska Winter Wheat Condition Unchanged, Oat Planting is Underway

Oat seedlings in field

Nebraska Winter Wheat Condition Unchanged, Oat Planting is Underway

For the week ending April 4, 2021, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 19% short, 74% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 24% short, 66% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 43% fair, 38% good, and 2% excellent.

Oats planted was 18%, ahead of 12% last year, and near 17% for the five-year average. Emerged was 2%, equal to last year, and near 1% average.