June 9, 2015

Corn Planted at 97%

For the week ending June 7, 2015, rainfall of one to two inches was common, with six inches or more reported across portions of the southeast, according to the USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged two to four degrees above normal. The wet soil conditions again limited planting activities and were favorable for disease development in wheat. Alfalfa harvest continued to be challenging, with hay quality issues in some areas.

Courtesy of Fullerton FFA Chapter
Clear skies and warmer conditions were needed to boost growth and development of row crops. There were 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 9 short, 69 adequate, and 19 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 15 short, 66 adequate, and 14 surplus.

Courtesy of Heartland FFA Chapter
Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 7 excellent. Corn planted was at 97 percent, near 100 for both last year and the five-year average. Emerged was at 89 percent, behind 97 last year and 95 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.

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