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Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Exceeds 2019 Pace
Nebraska Ag Connection - 05/19/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 20 short, 75 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 14 short, 82 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Corn planted was 91 percent, well ahead of 63 last year, and ahead of 78 for the five-year average. Emerged was 54 percent, well ahead of 22 last year, and ahead of 39 average.

Soybeans planted was 78 percent, well ahead of 34 last year and 42 average. Emerged was 29 percent, well ahead of 5 last year and 8 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 22 fair, 59 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 5 percent, near 6 last year, and behind 23 average.

Sorghum planted was 28 percent, ahead of 15 last year and 22 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 25 fair, 63 good, and 5 excellent. Oats planted was 92 percent, near 88 last year and 94 average. Emerged was 82 percent, well ahead of 62 last year, but near 84 average.

Dry edible beans planted was 4 percent.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 72 good, and 6 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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