Nebraska saw a big jump in planting last week


Nebraska saw a big jump in planting last week

Photo courtesy UNL CropWatch

Last week was a big week for planting in Nebraska.

Corn planting advanced 41 percentage points to 61 percent complete, and soybeans went from eight percent to 32 percent planted.

Don Bloss, who farms near Pawnee City in southeast Nebraska, tells Brownfield it’s been one of the smoothest planting seasons he can remember.

“Overall this has been probably one of the easiest crops we’ve put in, both corn and soybeans,” Bloss says. “Of course, we won’t start milo for another week or two yet. But overall it’s been real good. The ground conditions have been good. So we really have no complaints.”

Bloss says they have all of their corn and about three-fourths of their soybeans planted.

The weekly crop report also rated the state’s winter wheat crop at 67 percent good to excellent.  Pasture and range conditions were called 71 percent good to excellent.

AUDIO: Don Bloss

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