Corn planting in Nebraska was 23 percent complete as of Sunday. That’s about the same as last year, but is ahead of the 15 percent five-year average.
The state’s winter wheat crop is running a bit behind in its development, but appears to be in very good condition. Sixteen percent of the wheat has jointed, compared to the 26 percent average. The crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, compared to 61 percent average. Alfalfa is rated 85 percent good to excellent, compared to 67 percent average for the last week of April.