Crop Progress: Dry Edible Bean Planting Begins

Dry bean field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Crop Progress: Dry Edible Bean Planting Begins

For the week ending May 21, 2023, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 33% short, 41% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 36% very short, 37% short, 27% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 87%, ahead of 82% last year and near 86% for the five-year average. Emerged was 60%, ahead of 44% last year and 51% average.

Soybeans planted was 79%, ahead of 68% last year and 70% average. Emerged was 45%, well ahead of 24% last year and ahead of 29% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 17% very poor, 19% poor, 32% fair, 31% good and 1% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 19%, behind 25% last year but near 16% average.

Sorghum planted was 20%, near 21% last year and behind 29% average.

Oats condition rated 20% very poor, 22% poor, 31% fair, 24% good and 3% excellent. Oats emerged was 92%, ahead of 85% last year and 84% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 4%, near 8% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 26% very poor, 29% poor, 30% fair, 15% good and 0% excellent.

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