USDA NASS May 11 Crop Report

USDA NASS May 11 Crop Report

Corn 76% Planted; Soybean, 25%

May 11, 2015

As of May 10 corn planting in Nebraska was 76% done, ahead of the five-year average of 67% and near last year's 72%, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Planting was delayed in some areas due to heavy rains, but still was running ahead of normal. Rain fell statewide during the week ending May 10 with an inch common in central counties and two or more inches of moisture recorded in many eastern and western areas.  Southeast Nebraska saw rainfall of 6-12 inches, resulting in lowland flooding and soil erosion.  Replanting was expected. 

Over the weekend (May 9-10) up to two feet of snow fell in portions of the northern Panhandle, stressing livestock. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 17% short, 64% adequate, and 13% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 23% short, 63% adequate, and 6% surplus.

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Soybean planting was at 25%, behind 32% last year, but near the 27% average.

Sorghum planting was at 23%, ahead of 9% last year and average.

Winter wheat condition rated 13% very poor, 18% poor, 33% fair, 33% good, and 3% excellent. Winter wheat jointed rated 84% complete, well ahead of 51% last year and 55% average.

Oat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 27% fair, 61% good, and 1% excellent. Oats emerged was at 91%, ahead of 81% last year and the average of 74%. Jointed was at 25%, well ahead of 3% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 6% very poor, 10% poor, 37% fair, 42% good, and 5% excellent.

For a look at where other states stand, access the national USDA NASS planting progress and crop condition report.