Crop Progress: 2023 Planting Ahead of Average Pace

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Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: 2023 Planting Ahead of Average Pace

For the week ending May 7, 2023, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 26% very short, 40% short, 32% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 41% very short, 40% short, 17% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 56%, ahead of 37% last year and 51% for the five-year average. Emerged was 11%, ahead of 4% last year and near 9% average.

Soybeans planted was 36%, ahead of 27% last year and 29% average. Emerged was 2%, near 1% last year and equal to average.

Winter wheat condition rated 18% very poor, 33% poor, 37% fair, 12% good and 0% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 1%, equal to average.

Sorghum planted was 6%, near 2% last year and 5% average.

Oats condition rated 10% very poor, 21% poor, 36% fair, 32% good and 1% excellent. Oats planted was 90%, equal to last year and near 86% average. Emerged was 65%, ahead of 60% last year and 58% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 25% very poor, 43% poor, 30% fair, 2% good and 0% excellent.

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