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Crop Progress: Corn Planting Makes Slight Gain, Soybeans Fall Further Behind 2021 Pace

Crop Progress: Corn Planting Makes Slight Gain, Soybeans Fall Further Behind 2021 Pace

For the week ending May 15, 2022, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10% very short, 27% short, 62% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 18% very short, 42% short, 40% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn planted was 62%, well behind 84% last year, and behind 77% for the five-year average. Emerged was 19%, behind 31% last year and 32% average.

Soybeans planted was 44%, well behind 68% last year and behind 51% average. Emerged was 8%, behind 14% last year and near 11% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 13% very poor, 18% poor, 41% fair, 26% good and 2% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 10%, near 7% last year and 11% average.

Sorghum planted was 4%, behind 15% last year and 17% average.

Oats condition rated 10% very poor, 21% poor, 25% fair, 41% good and 3% excellent. Oats planted was 94%, behind 99% last year, but near 93% average. Emerged was 72%, behind 88% last year and 79% average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 17% very poor, 24% poor, 46% fair, 13% good and 0% excellent.

Source : unl.edu

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