Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions

Posted June 6, 2017 from UNL CROP WATCH

USDA-NASS Share Tweet Email For the week ending June 4, with warmer temperatures and rain limited to the western Panhandle, planting progressed with 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the June 5 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. To see how other states are doing, view the national report.

Crop Condition Reports

Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 19% fair, 70% good, and 9% excellent. Emerged was 91%, near 88% last year, and equal to the five-year average; 86% had emerged, similar to the 87% five-year average.

Nationally, of the 18 states producing 92% of the 2016 corn acreage, 96% of the 2017 crop had been planted, similar to the 97% reported last year and for the five-year average. Corn condition nationally (68% good to excellent) had improved slightly from the previous week (65% good to excellent), but was less than the previous year (75% good to excellent).

Soybeans planted was 91%, near 88% last year and the average of 90%. Emerged was 62%, near 60% last year, but behind 67% average.

Nationally, of the 18 states producing 95% of the 2016 soybean acreage, 83% of soybean had been planted, up from 67% last week and ahead of both last year (82%) and the five-year average of 79%. Nationally, 58% of the crop had emerged, down slightly from 62% in 2016 and 59% for the five-year average.

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