LINCOLN, Neb. April 23, 2018 For the week ending April 22, 2018, there were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 18 short, 76 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 25 short, 70 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 2 percent, behind 15 last year and 9 for the five-year average. Soybeans planted was 1 percent, near 3 last year, and equal to average. Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 37 fair, 46 good, and 10 excellent. Oats planted was 46 percent, well behind 79 last year and 78 average. Emerged was 15 percent, well behind 37 both last year and 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-04-23-2018.pdf