Corn Planted at 53 Percent

Fullerton1For the week ending May 8, 2016, dry conditions prevailed allowing producers to get back into fields after midweek, however widespread rainfall was reported late in the week, shutting down activities, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall accumulations of one or more inches were common in Panhandle, central and southeastern counties. Temperatures were near normal. Standing water in low lying areas made portions of fields inaccessible. There were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 3 short, 81 adequate, and 15 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 5 short, 87 adequate, and 8 surplus.

Corn planted was at 53 percent, behind 71 last year and the five-year average of 59. Emerged was at 15 percent, behind 24 last year, but equal to average.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.

Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables HERE.  Access the High Plains Region Climate Center for Temperature and Precipitation Maps HERE.  Access the U.S. Drought Monitor HERE.

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