April 25, 2011 Crop Progress Update

Planting off to a slow start
April 25, 2011

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn planting has been limited due to the recent cool and wet conditions. Significant rainfall occurred in the Panhandle while the eastern two thirds of the state recorded less than one inch in most locations. Statewide, corn planted was at 5 percent below the 15 percent average.

Temperature averaged 6 to 12 degrees below normal across the state. High temperatures ranged from the low 70’s in the southern half of Nebraska to lows below freezing in all but the extreme southeast.

The following photographs were taken by Nebraska FFA Chapters, each representing the eight districts of the Nebraska Corn Board. They show the crop progress in each area and illustrate the differences in progress across Nebraska.

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• No-till acres have increased 35 percent to 55 million acres since biotech crops were introduced.
• No-till conserves 309 million gallons of fuel per year.
• There are more than 4,200 different uses for corn products, and more are being found each day.

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