Corn planting was limited in many areas by cool, wet conditions; however, statewide planting managed to progress 12 percentage points over the past week. Precipitation averaged 0.64 inches statewide. Temperatures averaged 53.4 degrees, that is 4.9 degrees below normal. There were 3.2 days on average suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 26th. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus.
Corn planting progressed to 20 percent complete, compared to 44 percent for both last year and the 5-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 2 percent, 14 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 7 percent poor to very poor, 40 percent fair, and 53 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition was rated 2 percent poor, 35 percent fair, and 63 percent good to excellent. Spring tillage is 38 percent complete compared to 57 percent complete for the 5-year average.