May 11, 2009

Crop Update: 78 percent of Nebraska corn is in the ground

Nebraska corn producers had 78 percent of the crop in the ground as of yesterday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's crop progress report that came out today.

That's up from last week's 52 percent, last year's 52 percent and the five-year average of 70 percent. It's safe to say that it's been a pretty good spring for most Nebraska corn growers!

As for emergence, USDA said 19 percent of Nebraska's crop has emerged. That's equal to the five-year average.

For more information, including temperature and moisture details, be sure to visit the Nebraska Corn Board's crop progress update.

The photo was provided to the Corn Board by the Chase County FFA Chapter. A great shot of the beginning of the growing season.

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