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Nebraska crop update - planting & moisture status

Nebraska crop update - planting & moisture status


By Scout Nelson

As of May 12, 2024, Nebraska's crop progress and moisture conditions reveal notable advancements in planting and promising moisture levels. With 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, farmers have made significant strides in crop planting across the state.

Topsoil moisture supplies indicate 4% very short, 14% short, 73% adequate, and 9% surplus, while subsoil moisture supplies show 6% very short, 22% short, 64% adequate, and 8% surplus.

Key field crop reports highlight the following:

  • Corn: 55% planted, behind last year and the five-year average. Emerged at 18%.
  • Soybeans: 37% planted, behind last year and the average. Emerged at 9%.
  • Winter wheat: Condition rated from very poor to excellent, with 5% headed.
  • Sorghum: 5% planted, trailing behind last year and the average.
  • Oats: 94% planted and 83% emerged, on par with last year and ahead of the average.

Pasture and range conditions are reported as 1% very poor, 4% poor, 36% fair, 52% good, and 7% excellent, indicating overall satisfactory conditions.

These statistics provide valuable insights into the agricultural landscape of Nebraska, showcasing progress in crop planting and favorable moisture conditions conducive to crop growth.

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Categories: Nebraska, Crops, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Sorghum

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