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Nebraska Planting, Crops Emerged Lag Behind Averages
Nebraska Ag Connection - 05/14/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 4 short, 79 adequate, and 17 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 84 adequate, and 14 surplus.

Corn planted was 46 percent, well behind 68 last year and 72 for the five-year average. Emerged was 9 percent, behind 23 last year and 26 average.

Soybeans planted was 20 percent, behind 37 last year and 32 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 4 last year and 2 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 58 good, and 9 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 2 percent, near 1 last year, but behind 12 average.

Sorghum planted was 8 percent, behind 15 both last year and average.

Oats planted was 83 percent, near 87 last year, and behind 94 average. Emerged was 48 percent, behind 67 last year, and well behind 83 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 69 good, and 9 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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