Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

LINCOLN, Neb. May 14, 2018 – For the week ending May 13, 2018, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent  very  short,  22  short,  71  adequate,  and  4  surplus.  Subsoil  moisture  supplies  rated 4 percent very short, 25 short, 70 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 72 percent, near 74 last year and 70 for the five-year average. Emerged was 26 percent, near 28 last year and 25 average.

Soybeans planted was 41 percent, ahead of 34 last year and 29 average. Emerged was 5 percent, near     3 last year and 2 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 1 percent, well behind 28 average, and behind 15 average.

Sorghum planted was 17 percent, near 13 last year and 14 average.

Oats planted was 88 percent, behind 98 last year and 96 average. Emerged was 71 percent, well behind 92 last year, and behind 83 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range  conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 38  fair,  47 good, and 3 excellent.

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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