More than three-quarters of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans have emerged
More than three-quarters of Nebraska’s corn and soybeans are out of the ground.
The USDA’s weekly crop progress report says 84 percent of the crop is up compared to 86 percent last year. Corn condition is rated 88 percent good to excellent.
Michael Hoxmeier with Bayer tells Brownfield what he’s seen has looked healthy. “Certainly, we had plenty of moisture to get everything up. We had a little bit of cold soil and a little bit of crusting issues before the rain started. But for the most part I think what’s poked through we have very adequate stands.”
Topsoil moisture is 82 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 78 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
He says despite Mother Nature, the corn appears to have a deep green color. “We’re kind of collecting GDUs at a slower rate then what we’re used to,” he says. “But certainly we have plenty of moisture and our corn looks pretty good. Usually when things get cold and wet like this for an extended period of time, the corn tends to lose its color.”
Ninety-four percent of soybeans have been planted compared to the 80-percetn last year with 69 percent of the crop emerged.
Winter wheat condition rated 50 percent good to excellent.
Oats emerged was 96 percent, two percent ahead of last year.
Nineteen percent of dry edible beans have been planted.
Pasture and range conditions rated 48 percent good-to-excellent.