Weather Alert

Planting Progress Picks Up on Dry, Warmer Weather

Some warmer and drier weather yielded 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 8, 2022, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. 

Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. 

Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 13 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. 

Corn planting reached 9 percent complete, compared to 48 percent last year and the 5-year average of 81 percent. 

Soybean planting was 2 percent complete, compared to 59 percent last year and the 5-year average of 25 percent. 

Statewide, planting progress for spring wheat is at 2 percent, oats at 23 percent, barley at 5 percent, and potatoes and sugarbeets at 8 percent. 

All hay condition was rated at 12 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. 

Pasture condition was rated at 21 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.



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