Dryer Conditions Allow for Field Work

A break in the rain allowed for farmers to spend time in the field finishing up planting and applying chemicals. Temperatures ranged between 2 to 8 degrees below normal during the week with some portions of central Nebraska receiving an inch of rain. Statewide producers had 5.3 days considered suitable for fieldwork which is up compared to the past weeks.

Topsoil moisture rated 27 percent short/very short and 69 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture’s are also increasing with only 58 percent considered short/very short and 41 percent rated adequate.

Corn conditions are looking promising with 75 percent considered good/excellent. Nebraska’s corn crop was 91 percent emerged which is behind last years 100 percent and 97 average.

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