Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
Wheat field

LINCOLN, Neb. October 17, 2022 – For the week ending October 16, 2022, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 46% very short, 36% short, 18% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 47% very short, 37% short, 16% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 18% very poor, 18% poor, 25% fair, 32% good, and 7% excellent. Corn mature was 94%, near 95% last year, and equal to the five-year average. Harvested was 46%, ahead of 39% last year and 32% average.

Soybeans harvested was 76%, near 74% last year, and ahead of 57% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 16% very poor, 19% poor, 36% fair, 28% good, and 1% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 94%, near 92% both last year and average. Emerged was 73%, near 74% last year and 72% average.

Sorghum condition rated 40% very poor, 24% poor, 17% fair, 15% good, and 4% excellent. Sorghum mature was 87%, behind 93% both last year and average. Harvested was 34%, well behind 55% last year, and near 36% average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 85%, near 88% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 52% very poor, 31% poor, 14% fair, 3% good, and 0% 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.

Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at:
https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j

Access Crop Progress and Condition graphical products at:
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2022/index.php