LINCOLN, Neb. May 3, 2021 – For the week ending May 2, 2021, there were 6.1 days suitable
for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil
moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 23% short, 68% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 26% short, 62% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 42%, behind 55% last year, but ahead of 36% for the
five-year average. Emerged was 2%, behind 8% last year, and near 5% average.
Soybeans planted was 20%, behind 29% last year, but ahead of 12% average.
Winter wheat condition rated 6% very poor, 12% poor, 40% fair, 39% good, and 3% excellent.
Sorghum planted was 1%, behind 6% last year, and near 2% average.
Oats planted was 92%, ahead of 86% last year and 80% average. Emerged was 73%, well ahead
of 53% last year and 50% average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 6% very poor, 16% poor, 37%
fair, 37% good, and 4% 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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