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Nebraska Oats Planted Well Behind Average
Nebraska Ag Connection - 04/17/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 16 short, 78 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Corn planted was 1 percent, near 3 last year and 2 for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 38 fair, 43 good, and 12 excellent.

Oats planted was 35 percent, well behind 65 last year and 61 average. Emerged was 4 percent, behind 23 last year and 17 average.

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