Corn planting in Nebraska almost half completed, soybeans nearing one-quarter
May 3, 2021 By Kellan Heavican Filed Under: 2021 Growing Season, 2021 Planting Season, Ag Weather, Agriculture, Agronomy, Corn, Crops, Crops, Grains, Nebraska, News, Soil, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, USDA
Nebraska farmers continue to make significant planting progress for corn and soybeans as they had nearly a week suitable for fieldwork.
According to the latest crop progress report from the USDA, 42 percent of the corn was planted compared to 55 percent last year but 6 percent ahead of the five-year average. Two-percent of the crop has emerged.
Soybean planting is 20 percent complete, compared to 29 percent a year ago and ahead of the five-year average of 12 percent.
Winter wheat condition rated 42 percent good to excellent.
One-percent of sorghum is planted, behind last year’s 6 percent and the five year average of two percent.
Seventy-three percent of oats planted were emerged, well-ahead of 53 percent a year ago and the five-year average of 50 percent.
Topsoil is 68 percent adequate and two percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 62 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.
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