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Crop Progress: Crop Conditions Improve Slightly, Winter Wheat Planting Continues on Schedule

Crop Progress: Crop Conditions Improve Slightly, Winter Wheat Planting Continues on Schedule

For the week ending Oct. 9, 2022, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 44% very short, 38% short, 18% adequate and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 46% very short, 34% short, 20% adequate and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 18% very poor, 20% poor, 23% fair, 31% good, and 8% excellent. Corn mature was 91%, near 92% last year and 88% for the five-year average. Harvested was 34%, ahead of 28% last year and 22% average.

Soybean condition rated 13% very poor, 20% poor, 27% fair, 32% good and 8% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 96%, near 97% last year and 95% average. Harvested was 54%, near 56% last year but ahead of 42% average.

Winter wheat planted was 86%, near 87% last year and equal to average. Emerged was 52%, behind 58% last year and 57% average.

Sorghum condition rated 38% very poor, 24% poor, 18% fair, 15% good and 5% excellent. Sorghum mature was 75%, behind 89% last year and 87% average. Harvested was 16%, well behind 36% last year and behind 23% average.

Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 96%, near 97% last year. Harvested was 73%, behind 80% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 45% very poor, 37% poor, 15% fair, 3% good and 0% excellent.

Source : unl.edu

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