Crop Progress: Corn Planting at 30%, Sorghum Planting Begins

Corn field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Corn Planting at 30%, Sorghum Planting Begins

For the week ending April 30, 2023, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 37% very short, 41% short, 22% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 45% very short, 38% short, 17% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 30%, ahead of 25% last year and near 29% for the five-year average. Emerged was 1%, equal to last year and near 2% average.

Soybeans planted was 16%, near 17% last year and 13% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 18% very poor, 33% poor, 35% fair, 12% good and 2% excellent.

Sorghum planted was 1%, near 2% average.

Oats planted was 84%, near 87% last year but ahead of 77% average. Emerged was 43%, near 46% last year and equal to average.

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