UNL CropWatch Jan. 19, 2011 Nebraska 2011 Winter Wheat Seedings Down from Last Year

UNL CropWatch Jan. 19, 2011 Nebraska 2011 Winter Wheat Seedings Down from Last Year

Jan. 19, 2011

Nebraska's winter wheat seedings for the 2011 crop are expected to total 1.55 million acres, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Seedings are down 3% or 50,000 acres from last year — the smallest winter wheat planted acreage since records began in 1909.

Topsoil moisture supplies were mostly short in western counties as the planting period began and declined throughout the remainder of wheat growing areas during the planting season.

As of January 2, 2011, winter wheat crop conditions rated 42% good and excellent, compared to 65% good and excellent a year ago.

Access the national release on winter wheat seedings.