LINCOLN, Neb. April 9, 2018 – For the week ending April 8, 2018, there were 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent  very  short,  17  short,  77  adequate,  and  4  surplus.  Subsoil  moisture  supplies  rated 3 percent very short, 25 short, 70 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7  poor, 34 fair, 46 good, and  12 excellent.

Oats planted was 18 percent, behind 36 last year, and well behind 38 for the five-year average. Emerged was 2 percent, near 5 last year and 4 average.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

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