Crop Progress: Widespread Rainfall Causes Minimal Delay for Planting

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Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Widespread Rainfall Causes Minimal Delay for Planting

For the week ending May 14, 2023, there were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 31% short, 50% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 33% very short, 39% short, 26% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 76%, ahead of 59% last year and 71% for the five-year average. Emerged was 32%, ahead of 17% last year and 26% average.

Soybeans planted was 62%, well ahead of 42% last year and ahead of 49% average. Emerged was 18%, ahead of 7% last year and 10% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 17% very poor, 32% poor, 34% fair, 16% good and 1% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 2%, behind 9% last year and near 5% average.

Sorghum planted was 10%, ahead of 4% last year but near 14% average.

Oats condition rated 12% very poor, 25% poor, 35% fair, 27% good and 1% excellent. Oats planted was 95%, near 93% last year and 91% average. Emerged was 86%, ahead of 71% last year and 72% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 26% very poor, 31% poor, 32% fair, 10% good and 1% excellent.

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