LINCOLN, Neb. April 17, 2023 – For the week ending April 16, 2023, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 24% very short, 44% short, 32% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 36% very short, 43% short, 21% adequate, and 0% surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn planted was 2%, equal to last year, and near 1% for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 12% very poor, 28% poor, 39% fair, 20% good, and 1% excellent.
Oats planted was 52%, near 56% last year, but ahead of 43% average. Emerged was 11%, equal to last year, and near 10% 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.
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