The start of the yearly NASS Weekly Crop Progress reports released for the first time this growing season. We will start out in the state of Nebraska:
For the week ending April 4, 2021, there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 19% short, 74% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 24% short, 66% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 5% very poor, 12% poor, 43% fair, 38%
good, and 2% excellent. Oats planted was 18%, ahead of 12% last year, and near 17% for the five-year average. Emerged was 2%, equal to last year, and near 1% average.
For the week ending April 4, 2021, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 12% short, 77% adequate, and 5% surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 17% short, 72% adequate, and 4% surplus. Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 4% very poor, 13% poor, 29% fair, 47% good, and 7% excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 10%, behind 18% last year and 22% for the five-year average. Corn planted was 2%, near 1% last year and 3% average.
Mostly dry conditions allowed fieldwork to continue without delay last week, according to the
Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received limited precipitation in areas, but most remained dry. Above normal temperatures were observed. Concerns remained for pasture and range condition if more moisture isn’t received to promote grass production. Calving and lambing advanced, aided by mild weather. Warmer temperatures and prior moisture also helped winter wheat progress compared to the prior week. In southwestern counties, little to no moisture was received and temperatures were warm. Moisture is greatly needed headed into the growing season. The San Luis Valley experienced another week with no precipitation and soil moisture was notably short. Fieldwork continued and barley planting
progressed quickly for some producers
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 43% short, 32% adequate, and 0% surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 48% short, 27% adequate, and 0% surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 22% poor, 48% fair, 27%
good, and 0% excellent. Spring wheat planted was 11%, ahead of 4% for the five-year average.
Oats planted was 6%, near 3% average.