Crop Progress: Corn Planting Lags Compared to 2021
For the week ending May 1, 2022, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 31% very short, 32% short, 35% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 34% very short, 44% short, 22% adequate and 0% surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 28%, behind 37% last year and 34% for the five-year average. Emerged was 1%, near 2% last year and 3% average.
Soybeans planted was 19%, near 18% last year, and ahead of 14% average.
Winter wheat condition rated 18% very poor, 21% poor, 36% fair, 24% good and 1% excellent.
Oats planted was 88%, near 91% last year, but ahead of 79% average. Emerged was 48%, well behind 68% last year, but near 47% average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 47% very poor, 26% poor, 21% fair, 6% good and 0% excellent.
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