Crop Progress: Nebraska Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

Soybean field during summer
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: Nebraska Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

For the week ending June 2, 2024, there were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 11% short, 74% adequate and 12% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 17% short, 70% adequate and 9% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 18% fair, 59% good and 21% excellent. Corn planted was 96%, near 97% last year and equal to the five-year average. Emerged was 79%, behind 89% last year and near 83% average. 

Soybeans planted was 90%, near 94% last year and 88% average. Emerged was 64%, behind 80% last year and near 67% average. 

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 27% fair, 53% good and 15% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 72%, ahead of 54% last year and 55% average. 

Sorghum planted was 52%, ahead of 47% last year but behind 58% average. 

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 33% fair, 56% good and 7% excellent. Oats emerged was 95%, equal to last year and near 94% average. Headed was 37%, well ahead of 14% last year and ahead of 19% average. 

Dry edible beans planted was 30%, ahead of 17% last year. 

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 25% fair, 59% good and 11% excellent.

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