Crop Progress: Nebraska Plantings Back on Track

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Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Nebraska Plantings Back on Track

For the week ending May 19, 2024, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 15% short, 77% adequate and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 20% short, 71% adequate and 4% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 79%, behind 84% last year and near 82% for the five-year average. Emerged was 38%, behind 52% last year and 44% average. 

Soybeans planted was 60%, behind 74% last year and 66% average. Emerged was 21%, behind 37% last year and 26% average. 

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 19% fair, 63% good and 13% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 22%, ahead of 14% both last year and average. 

Sorghum planted was 14%, near 17% last year and behind 22% average. 

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 40% fair, 48% good and 9% excellent. Oats planted was 97%, equal to last year and near 95% average. Emerged was 89%, near 90% last year but ahead of 83% average. Headed was 5%, near 1% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 36% fair, 48% good and 8% excellent.

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