2018 Crop Reports

42% of Nebraska's Corn, 16% of Soybeans in the Ground

May 9, 2018

Corn planted was 42% done, near 46% for both last year and the five-year average, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending May 6. Two percent of the corn crop had emerged, behind 9% last year and the average of 10%.

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Germinated soybean seeds

Crop Reports from Extension Educators

May 1, 2018
Nebraska Extension Educators from across the state report on crop progress.

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Corn & Soybean Planting Forges Ahead

April 30, 2018

Seventeen percent of the state's corn had been planted by April 30, behind last year's 32% and the five-year average of 24%, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service crop report. Last week only 2% had been planted.

Soybean planting was 6% done, near last year's 7% and the average of 4%. Last week 1% had been planted.

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Field of winter wheat
Figure 1. Field of winter wheat seeded at the recommended time. (Photo by Bob Klein, taken April 12, 2018)

Winter Wheat Progress Across the State

April 26, 2018
Winter wheat in the Nebraska Panhandle continues to be rated above average with most of the wheat rated good to excellent. Winter wheat in the west central, south central, and eastern areas is more varied, as described in this wheat progress and condition report.

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Nebraska Corn and Soybean Planting Gets Started

April 24, 2018

For the week ending April 22, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported corn planting in Nebraska at 2%, behind last year's 15% and the five-year average of 9%.

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Some intermittent warmer days, wheat is greening up, tillering, and growing nicely in this southeast Nebraska field. (Photo by Paul Jasa)

Wheat Condition 55% Good to Excellent

April 17, 2018
Wheat condition was rated 12% excellent, 43% good, 38% fair, 6% poor, and 1% very poor in Monday's USDA crop condition report. It included corn planting, at 1%, for the first time in 2018.

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Winter Wheat 58% Good to Excellent

April 9, 2018

Winter wheat condition in Nebraska was rated 12% excellent, 46% good, 34% fair, 7% poor, and 1% very poor, according to the April 9 report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Nebraska Winter Wheat Rated 51% Good-Excellent

April 3, 2018
Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 43% fair, 39% good, and 12% excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Nebraska Crop report released April 2.

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