Young soybean plants

Soybean Planting Begins as Corn Gets Underway

April 27, 2021
For the week ending April 25, 2021, soybean planting was at 3%, equal to average, and corn planted was 6%, behind 17% last year and 15% for the five-year average.

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Oat seedlings in field

Nebraska Oat Planting Ahead of Schedule from 2020

April 15, 2021
For the week ending April 4, 2021, oats planted was 40%, ahead of 30% last year and 33% for the five-year average. 

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Oat seedlings in field

Nebraska Winter Wheat Condition Unchanged, Oat Planting is Underway

April 7, 2021
For the week ending April 4, 2021, winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 43% fair, 38% good, and 2% excellent.

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Oats and ryegrass in field
A spring pasture mix of oats and ryegrass. (Photo by Jerry Volesky)

Pasture and Forage Minute: Improving Forage Quality with Oats, Italian Ryegrass, Grass Mixtures

March 17, 2021
This week, Extension experts Jerry Volesky and Brad Schick discuss ways to supplement a low quality spring pasture and the strategy behind mixing grasses into your alfalfa fields. 

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Oats - An Excellent Fall Forage in 6-8 Weeks

August 1, 2019
If you have good soil moisture, consider planting oats for fall forage. It grows fast, thrives under cool fall conditions, and can produce over 2 tons of hay or pasture yet this year.

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Nebraska Wheat Crop Forecast at 51.4 mil bu, up 4% from 2018

July 11, 2019
Nebraska wheat yield per acre and total production are estimated to be higher than in 2018, while the area to be harvested is down 4% from 2018. Oat production is forecast at 1.56 million bushels, up 3% from last year.

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soybean field
Figure 1. USDA NASS reported June 4 that 95% of the state's soybean crop had been planted and 77% had emerged. (Photo by Todd Whitney)

Crop Conditions: Corn 87% Good-Excellent, Soybean 86% Good-Excellent

June 4, 2018

With recent rains, Nebraska's corn and soybean crops were faring well across much of the state. Corn condition was rated 78% good and 9% excellent and soybean was rated 78% good and 8% excellent for the week ending June 3.

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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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