Lincoln, NE – Nebraska corn growers planted 9.70 million acres, up 3 percent from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Biotechnology varieties were used on 95 percent of the area planted, down 1 percent from a year ago. Growers expect to harvest 9.40 million acres for grain, up 3 percent from last year.
Soybean planted area is estimated at 5.30 million acres, unchanged from last year’s total. Of the acres planted, 96 percent were planted with genetically modified, herbicide resistant seed, up 1 percent from a year ago. Acres expected to be harvested are 5.25 million, down less than 1 percent from a year earlier.
Winter wheat seeded in the fall of 2015 totaled a record low 1.28 million acres, down 14 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is forecasted at 1.20 million acres, down 1 percent from a year ago.
Alfalfa hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is 800,000 acres, down 6 percent from 2015. Other hay acreage to be cut for dry hay is 1.80 million acres, down 3 percent from last year.
Sorghum acreage planted and to be planted, at 190,000 acres, is down 30 percent from a year ago. The area to be harvested for grain, at 150,000 acres, is down 38 percent from last year.
Oats planted acres decreased to 100,000 acres, down 26 percent from the previous year. Area to be harvested for grain, at 40,000 acres, is unchanged from a year ago.
Dry edible bean planted acres increased to 145,000 acres, up 4 percent from last year. Harvested acres are estimated at 134,000 acres, up 2 percent from previous year.
Proso millet plantings of 80,000 acres are down 24 percent from a year ago.
Sugarbeet planted acres, at 48,700, are up 3 percent from last year.
Oil sunflower acres planted decreased to 16,000, down 45 percent from last year. Non-oil sunflower planted acreage is estimated at 14,000 acres, down 30 percent from a year ago.
Fall potato acres planted increased to 16,500 acres, up 500 acres from previous year. Harvested acreage is forecasted at 16,300 acres, also up 500 acres from the year earlier. The percent planted by type of potato is: 51 percent white, 46 percent russet, 2 percent red and 1 percent yellow.
Dry Pea acres planted are 60,000 acres and harvested acres estimated at 58,000. Comparisons to previous year are not available.
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