USDA: Nebraska Crop Emergence and Condition

USDA: Nebraska Crop Emergence and Condition

June 5, 2009

Table 1. Corn emergence in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Emerged
5-Year
Average
 
May 30
May 23

Iowa

90
78
90

Minnesota

90
70
84

Nebraska

95
77
90

Kansas

85
61
89

Missouri

61
52
88

Wisconsin

71
42
68

Ohio

64
35
82

South Dakota

56
39
73

Illinois

52
22
92

Indiana

52
21
85

Michigan

60
27
74

North Dakota

36
10
78
       
Table 2. Soybean emergence in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Emerged
5-Year
Average
 
May 25
May 17

Iowa

59
28
60

Minnesota

57
21
46

Nebraska

73
41
53

Kansas

31
14
37

Missouri

22
7
45

Wisconsin

40
11
37

Ohio

37
12
57

South Dakota

34
10
26

Illinois

6
1
60

Indiana

21
4
56

Michigan

25
8
44

North Dakota

8
0
41

For the week ending May 31, dry conditions allowed producers to finish up most planting activities but left eastern farmers concerned about the lack of adequate moisture. Soybean planting is virtually complete, sorghum is three-quarters planted, and in the west dry bean and proso millet planting were well underway. The first cutting of alfalfa is well ahead of last year. Many eastern producers are irrigating to ensure adequate stands and activate herbicides.

  • Corn conditions rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 11% fair, 73% good, and 16% excellent, above last year's 66% good or excellent rating. Corn emerged was 95%, ahead of last year's 79% and the 90% average.
  • Soybeans planted were at 97% complete, ahead of last year's 71% and nine days ahead of the 85% average. Soybeans emerged was 73%, ahead of last year's 33% and eightdays ahead of the 53% average.
  • Wheat conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 21% fair, 59% good, and 17% excellent, above last year's 63% good or excellent condition. Wheat headed is 67% complete,well ahead of last year's 35% but near the 70% average.
  • Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 19% fair, 64% good, and 12% excellent, near last year's 75% good or excellent condition. First cutting was 42% complete,well ahead of last year's 12% and 35% average. The quality of the first cutting has been good.
  • Oat conditions rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 11% fair, 74% good, and 13% excellent, above last year's 85% good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 24%, ahead of last year's 8% and 16% average.
  • Sorghum planted was 71% complete, ahead of last year's 45%, and three days ahead of the 64% average. Sorghum emerged was 40%, ahead of last year's 10% and five daysahead of the 25% average.
  • Dry bean planting was 36% complete, ahead of last year's 15% and the 28% average. Dry beans emerged were at 16%, ahead of last year's 1% and 4% average.
  • Proso millet planted was at 17%, well ahead of last year's 3% and the 10% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 22% fair,64% good, and 10% excellent, above last year's 72% good or excellent conditions.

Nebraska Field Office
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service