Crop Progress: Sorghum, Dry Bean Planting Back on Track

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

Crop Progress: Sorghum, Dry Bean Planting Back on Track

For the week ending June 11, 2023, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 23% very short, 26% short, 49% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 32% very short, 33% short, 34% adequate and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 26% fair, 43% good and 18% excellent. Corn emerged was 97%, ahead of 91% last year and near 93% for the five-year average. 

Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 12% poor, 31% fair, 40% good and 13% excellent. Soybeans emerged was 93%, ahead of 87% last year and 84% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 17% very poor, 21% poor, 33% fair, 27% good and 2% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 87%, near 85% last year and 83% average. 

Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 27% fair, 61% good and 7% excellent. Sorghum planted was 81%, behind 88% last year and near 84% average.

Oats condition rated 10% very poor, 18% poor, 36% fair, 33% good and 3% excellent. Oats headed was 37%, near 36% last year but behind 49% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 55%, behind 62% last year. Emerged was 24%, equal to last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 19% very poor, 18% poor, 30% fair, 25% good and 8% excellent.

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