Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
LINCOLN, Neb. May 17, 2021 – For the week ending May 16, 2021, there were 5.0 days
suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil
moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 20% short, 72% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 29% short, 62% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn planted was 86%, near 89% last year, but ahead of 77% for the five-
year average. Emerged was 34%, behind 51% last year, and near 35% average.
Soybeans planted was 71%, near 75% last year, but well ahead of 46% average. Emerged was
16%, behind 26% last year, but ahead of 11% average.
Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 38% fair, 42% good, and 6% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 8%, near 4% last year, but behind 18% average.
Sorghum planted was 16%, behind 26% last year, and near 19% average.
Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 55% good, and 6% excellent. Oats
emerged was 89%, ahead of 80% both last year and average.
Dry edible beans planted was 2%, near 4% last year and 1% average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 42%
fair, 40% good, and 4% 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.
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