LINCOLN, Neb. April 30, 2018 – For the week ending April 29, 2018, there were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 28 short, 68 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 17 percent, behind 32 last year and 24 for the five-year average.
Soybeans planted was 6 percent, near 7 last year and 4 average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 13 excellent.
Oats planted was 63 percent, well behind 89 last year and 87 average. Emerged was 30 percent, well
behind 54 last year and 57 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.
Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2018/CropProg-04-30-2018.pdf