Crop Progress: Planting Nears Finish Line, Slight Improvement in Crop Conditions

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

Crop Progress: Planting Nears Finish Line, Slight Improvement in Crop Conditions

For the week ending June 25, 2023, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 30% very short, 29% short, 39% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 36% very short, 34% short, 29% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 7% very poor, 9% poor, 27% fair, 43% good and 14% excellent.

Soybean condition rated 8% very poor, 12% poor, 33% fair, 36% good and 11% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 9%, near 5% last year and 12% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 13% very poor, 17% poor, 30% fair, 36% good and 4% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 98%, equal to last year and near 97% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 30% fair, 54% good and 7% excellent. Sorghum headed was 1%, equal to last year and near 3% average.

Oats condition rated 9% very poor, 16% poor, 40% fair, 30% good and 5% excellent. Oats headed was 79%, behind 90% last year and 84% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 14% fair, 74% good and 12% excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 98%, near 95% last year. Emerged was 82%, near 81% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 21% poor, 28% fair, 29% good and 8% excellent.

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A field of corn.