Crop Progress: Sorghum, Dry Bean Planting Falls Further Behind in Nebraska

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Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Sorghum, Dry Bean Planting Falls Further Behind in Nebraska

For the week ending June 4, 2023, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 21% very short, 32% short, 44% adequate and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 28% very short, 43% short, 29% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 28% fair, 48% good and 15% excellent. Corn emerged was 92%, ahead of 86% last year and 87% for the five-year average.

Soybean condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 32% fair, 45% good and 13% excellent. Soybeans planted was 96%, near 95% last year and ahead of 90% average. Emerged was 85%, ahead of 72% last year and 71% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 19% very poor, 25% poor, 28% fair, 27% good and 1% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 61%, behind 71% last year and near 65% average.

Sorghum planted was 51%, well behind 74% last year and behind 70% average.

Oats condition rated 13% very poor, 22% poor, 33% fair, 30% good and 2% excellent. Oats emerged was 95%, equal to last year and near 94% average. Headed was 18%, ahead of 12% last year but behind 29% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 18%, behind 37% last year. Emerged was 3%.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 15% poor, 35% fair, 29% good and 7% excellent.

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