Crop Progress: Soil Moisture Rebounds as Planting Fully Underway

Soybean field

Crop Progress: Soil Moisture Rebounds as Planting Fully Underway

For the week ending May 8, 2022, there were 2.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 23% short, 62% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 24% very short, 35% short, 40% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 39%, well behind 67% last year, and behind 57% for the five-year average. Emerged was 4%, behind 11% last year and 12% average.

Soybeans planted was 28%, behind 43% last year and near 29% average. Emerged was 1%, near 3% last year and 2% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 14% very poor, 17% poor, 36% fair, 29% good and 4% excellent.

Sorghum planted was 2%, near 5% last year and behind 7% average.

Oats planted was 90%, behind 96% last year, but near 88% average. Emerged was 62%, behind 79% last year and near 63% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 35% very poor, 28% poor, 24% fair, 12% good and 1% excellent.

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A field of corn.