USDA: Nebraska Crops Report and National Planting Progress

USDA: Nebraska Crops Report and National Planting Progress

May 22, 2009

Table 1. Corn planting progress in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA NationalAgricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Planted
5-Year
Average
 
May 17
May 10

Iowa

90
81
90

Minnesota

90
81
90

Nebraska

93
78
88

Kansas

73
48
90

Missouri

54
39
84

Wisconsin

62
43
72

Ohio

39
22
82

South Dakota

63
28
71

Illinois

20
10
92

Indiana

24
11
83

Michigan

42
18
77

North Dakota

23
7
75
       
Table 2. Soybean planting progress in the Corn Belt. (Source: USDA NationalAgricultural Statistics Service)
State
Percent Planted
5-Year
Average
 
May 17
May 10

Iowa

41
21
52

Minnesota

52
28
46

Nebraska

62
29
41

Kansas

15
4
27

Missouri

9
5
33

Wisconsin

22
8
34

Ohio

17
13
57

South Dakota

19
7
23

Illinois

1
1
50

Indiana

6
2
49

Michigan

15
5
46

North Dakota

3
0
38

For the week endingMay 17, limited precipitation allowed producers tomake considerable planting progress. It was another cool week with temperatures averaging four degrees below normal. Only small amounts of precipitation were reported for much of the state. The East Central and South East Districts averaged a half inch or more of precipitation. Temperatures ranged from the low 80's to below freezing in the Panhandle.

 

Crop Report

  • Corn planting increased rapidly with the favorable weather and was 93% complete, a week ahead of last year's 79% and three days ahead of the 88% average. Forty-six percent of the corn had emerged, ahead of last year's 19% but even with the average.
  • Soybean planting were 62% complete, 10 days ahead of last year's 23% and a week ahead of the 41% average. Soybean emergence was at 8%, ahead of last year's 1% but even with the average of 8%.
  • Wheat conditions rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 21% fair, 64% good, and 13% excellent, above of last year's 60% good or excellent condition. Wheat jointed jumped to 85%, ahead of last year's 72% and near the 86% average. Wheat headed was 2% complete, near last year's 1% but nine days behind the 20% average.
  • Alfalfa conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 21% fair, 68% good, and 8% excellent, above last year's 73% good or excellent conditions. First cutting was 3% complete, near last year's 2% but behind the average of 6%.
  • Oat conditions rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 8% fair, 82% good, and 9% excellent, above last year's 80% good or excellent conditions.
  • Sorghum planting was 24% complete, ahead of last year's 16% and average of 21%. Sorghum emergence was at 1%, ahead of last year's 0 but near the 2% average.
  • Dry beans planting were 8% complete, ahead of last year's 0 and ahead of the 3% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 23% fair, 64% good, and 10% excellent, above last year's 67% good or excellent condition. Pasture growth remains slow due to below normal spring temperatures and rainfall.

Nebraska Field Office
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service