Crop Progress: Dry Bean Planting on Track to End Early

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

Crop Progress: Dry Bean Planting on Track to End Early

For the week ending June 16, 2024, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 18% short, 71% adequate and 10% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 22% short, 69% adequate and 7% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 15% fair, 53% good and 28% excellent. Corn emerged was 98%, near 97% last year and 96% for the five-year average. 

Soybean condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 18% fair, 56% good and 23% excellent. Soybeans emerged was 90%, behind 95% last year but near 89% average. Blooming was 1%, near 2% average. 

Winter wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 25% fair, 40% good, and 32% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 97%, ahead of 92% last year and 90% average. 

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 17% fair, 72% good and 11% excellent. Sorghum planted was 92%, near 91% both last year and average. Headed was 1%, equal to average. 

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 55% good and 16% excellent. Oats headed was 70%, ahead of 57% last year and 62% average. 

Dry edible beans planted was 94%, well ahead of 70% last year. Emerged was 49%, ahead of 41% last year. 

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 8% poor, 27% fair, 54% good and 9% excellent.

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