OMAHA (DTN) — Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.
Soybeans are 2% planted, compared to 5% last year and a 2% average. Corn planting is 5% complete, compared to 3% last week, 15% last year and a 15% average.
Winter wheat is 13% headed, compared to 9% last week, 30% last year and a 19% average. Winter wheat condition improved slightly to 6% excellent, compared to 5% last week.
Spring wheat is 3% planted, equal to last week. Last year the crop was 21% planted at this time, compared to a 25% average.
Barley is 11% planted, compared to 7% last week, 25% last year and a 33% average. Two percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 6% last year and an 8% average.
Cotton is 9% planted, compared to 8% last week, 11% last year and a 10% average. Rice is 49% planted, compared to 32% last week, 67% last year and 46% on average. Twenty-one percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 15% last week, 42% last year and a 27% average.
Sorghum is 24% planted, compared to 20% last week, 24% last year and a 23% average.
Oats are 31% planted, compared to 29% last week, 55% last year and a 55% average. Twenty-six percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 26% last week, 36% last year and a 35% average.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Spring Wheat Planted||3||3||21||25|
|Winter Wheat Headed||13||9||30||19|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
See the entire report at: http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1048