Planting in Kentucky continues to run ahead of average pace
Planting pace for Kentucky’s crops is running ahead of last year and the 5-year average.
The corn crop is 52% planted, compared to the previous year at 24%, and the 5-year average of 36% with 24% of the crop emerged.
Soybeans are 27% planted compared to 11% last year and the 5-year average of 12%. Winter wheat conditions are mostly good, as 11% of the crop is rated excellent and 53% is rated good. In addition to planting corn and soybeans, farmers have been setting tobacco transplants and 12% of the crop is rated excellent and 79% is called good. Pasture conditions are rated 65% good to excellent.
Strawberries are rated 62% good to excellent.
Topsoil is rated 86% adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture is rated 89% adequate to surplus.