LINCOLN, Neb. April 16, 2018 – For the week ending April 15, 2018, there were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 16 short, 78 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 2 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 1 percent, near 3 last year and 2 for the five-year average. Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 38 fair, 43 good, and 12 excellent. Oats planted was 35 percent, well behind 65 last year and 61 average. Emerged was 4 percent, behind 23 last year and 17 average.
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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