Soybean Planting Begins as Corn Gets Underway

Young soybean plants

Soybean Planting Begins as Corn Gets Underway

For the week ending April 25, 2021, there were 5.3 days suitable for, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 18% short, 73% adequate and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 27% short, 62% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 6%, behind 17% last year and 15% for the five-year average.

Soybeans planted was 3%, near 7% last year, and equal to average.

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

Oats planted was 86%, ahead of 74% last year and 68% average. Emerged was 41%, ahead of 35% last year and 34% average.