LINCOLN – For the week ending May 6, 2018, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 23 short, 73 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 27 short, 69 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 42 percent, near 46 both last year and for the five-year average. Corn emerged was 2 percent, behind 9 last year and 10 average.
Soybeans planted was 16 percent, near 12 both last year and average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 32 fair, 51 good, and 10 excellent.
Sorghum planted was 3 percent, near 4 last year and 6 average.
Oats planted was 79 percent, behind 93 last year and 92 average. Emerged was 44 percent, well behind 73 last year and 70 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 40 fair, 46 good, and 2 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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