OMAHA (DTN) — Corn planting progress reached 92% complete nationwide as of Sunday, May 27, 2018, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service weekly Crop Progress report released Tuesday. The report was delayed a day due to the Memorial Day holiday.
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“In general, planting paces have moved slightly ahead of their slow early starts in 2018 and have lost most of their concerns,” DTN Analyst Todd Hultman said. “92% of U.S. corn has been planted, slightly ahead of its five-year average with only Michigan and Pennsylvania reporting significant delays from their five-year averages. USDA’s good-to-excellent rating of 79% results in a DTN Corn Condition Index of 188, the highest since 2007.”
Nationwide, corn planting progress jumped 11 percentage points last week, up from 81% the previous week. Corn planting was also 2 percentage points above the five-year average of 90%.
Corn emergence, at 72% nationwide as of Sunday, was slightly ahead of last year’s 70% and 3 percentage points above of the average pace of 69%.
Soybean planting was estimated at 77% complete, according to NASS. That’s 15 percentage points ahead of the average of 62%. 47% of soybeans were emerged, ahead of 34% last year and ahead of the average of 32%.
Winter wheat was 73% headed, behind last year’s 79% and behind the average of 75%. Winter wheat condition last week was rated 38% good to excellent, up from the previous week’s rating of 36%.
“Winter wheat is 73% headed, near its five-year average pace and rated 38% good-to-excellent, up from 36% last week,” Hultman said. “It is still the lowest good-to-excellent rating since 2014-15.”
Spring wheat was 91% planted as of Sunday, compared the average pace of 89%. 63% of the crop was emerged, compared to the five-year average of 68%.
“Spring wheat is 91% planted, slightly ahead of its five-year average pace after a slow start in 2018. Montana is still the slowest, at 87% planted versus a five-year average of 94% for this time of year,” Hultman added.
Cotton was 62% planted as of Sunday, compared to 52% last week, 61% last year and 59% average. Rice was 98% planted, compared to 93% last week, 96% last year and 95% on average. 85% of the crop was emerged, compared to 74% last week, 83% last year and an 83% average.
Sorghum was 49% planted as of Sunday, compared to 39% last week, 43% last year and a 44% average.
Barley was 93% planted, compared to the average pace of 91%. 68% of the crop was emerged as of Sunday, compared to an average of 72%. Oats were 94% planted, compared to 86% last week, 95% last year and a 95% average. 82% of oats were emerged, compared to 67% last week, 90% last year and an 86% average.
To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Spring Wheat Planted||91||79||95||89|
|Spring Wheat Emerged||63||37||77||68|
|Winter Wheat Headed||73||61||79||75|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|