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Plains Edition USDA Information for 10-16-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 10, 2010

Dry conditions allowed producers to make significant harvest progress. Soybean harvest jumped to over two-thirds complete and corn was near 30 percent harvested, both well ahead of last year. In western counties dry bean and proso millet harvest were nearing completion, ahead of last year. Sugarbeet harvest was slowed due to the warmer weather. Winter wheat seeding was complete in all but southeastern counties, however, dry soils in the Panhandle have lead to spotty emergence. Grasshopper damage has caused early use of some winter range.

Light precipitation fell late in the week in the western half of the state. The Panhandle averaged the most moisture at .34 of an inch. Temperatures averaged 5 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s in the eastern half of the state and mid to upper 80’s for the western half of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s.Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 57 good, and 23 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 81 percent good or excellent and dryland fields rated 78. Corn mature was at 94 percent, ahead of 74 percent last year and 86 avg. Corn harvest was 29 percent complete, ahead of 9 last year and 21 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 22 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 98 percent, ahead of 94 last year and 97 avg. Soybeans harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 54 avg.

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Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 23 fair, 57 good, and 18 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 89 percent, well ahead of last year’s 57 and 77 avg. Sorghum harvested was 15 percent, ahead of 5 last year and 14 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 95 percent complete, ahead of 91 last year and 92 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 68 percent, ahead of last year’s 65 but behind 70 avg.

Dry beans harvested was 96 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 87 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 87 percent, ahead of 60 last year and 79 avg. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 85 percent, behind 86 last year but ahead of 84 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 8 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 38 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 91 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 37 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 51% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 63% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.34 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.20 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 115% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 85% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 94% Corn mature, 29% Corn harvested, 96% Dry beans harvested, 87% Proso millet harvested, 89% Sorghum mature, 15% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans dropping leaves, 71% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat seeded, 68% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 10, 2010

Dry conditions allowed producers to make significant harvest progress. Soybean harvest jumped to over two-thirds complete and corn was near 30 percent harvested, both well ahead of last year. In western counties dry bean and proso millet harvest were nearing completion, ahead of last year. Sugarbeet harvest was slowed due to the warmer weather. Winter wheat seeding was complete in all but southeastern counties, however, dry soils in the Panhandle have lead to spotty emergence. Grasshopper damage has caused early use of some winter range.

Light precipitation fell late in the week in the western half of the state. The Panhandle averaged the most moisture at .34 of an inch. Temperatures averaged 5 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s in the eastern half of the state and mid to upper 80’s for the western half of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s.Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 57 good, and 23 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 81 percent good or excellent and dryland fields rated 78. Corn mature was at 94 percent, ahead of 74 percent last year and 86 avg. Corn harvest was 29 percent complete, ahead of 9 last year and 21 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 22 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 98 percent, ahead of 94 last year and 97 avg. Soybeans harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 54 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 23 fair, 57 good, and 18 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 89 percent, well ahead of last year’s 57 and 77 avg. Sorghum harvested was 15 percent, ahead of 5 last year and 14 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 95 percent complete, ahead of 91 last year and 92 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 68 percent, ahead of last year’s 65 but behind 70 avg.

Dry beans harvested was 96 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 87 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 87 percent, ahead of 60 last year and 79 avg. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 85 percent, behind 86 last year but ahead of 84 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 8 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 38 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 91 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 37 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 51% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 63% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.34 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.20 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 115% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 85% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 94% Corn mature, 29% Corn harvested, 96% Dry beans harvested, 87% Proso millet harvested, 89% Sorghum mature, 15% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans dropping leaves, 71% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat seeded, 68% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 10, 2010

Dry conditions allowed producers to make significant harvest progress. Soybean harvest jumped to over two-thirds complete and corn was near 30 percent harvested, both well ahead of last year. In western counties dry bean and proso millet harvest were nearing completion, ahead of last year. Sugarbeet harvest was slowed due to the warmer weather. Winter wheat seeding was complete in all but southeastern counties, however, dry soils in the Panhandle have lead to spotty emergence. Grasshopper damage has caused early use of some winter range.

Light precipitation fell late in the week in the western half of the state. The Panhandle averaged the most moisture at .34 of an inch. Temperatures averaged 5 degrees above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s in the eastern half of the state and mid to upper 80’s for the western half of the state. Lows were recorded in the mid 30’s to lower 40’s.Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 57 good, and 23 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 81 percent good or excellent and dryland fields rated 78. Corn mature was at 94 percent, ahead of 74 percent last year and 86 avg. Corn harvest was 29 percent complete, ahead of 9 last year and 21 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 22 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 98 percent, ahead of 94 last year and 97 avg. Soybeans harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 54 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 23 fair, 57 good, and 18 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 89 percent, well ahead of last year’s 57 and 77 avg. Sorghum harvested was 15 percent, ahead of 5 last year and 14 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 95 percent complete, ahead of 91 last year and 92 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 68 percent, ahead of last year’s 65 but behind 70 avg.

Dry beans harvested was 96 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 87 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 87 percent, ahead of 60 last year and 79 avg. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 85 percent, behind 86 last year but ahead of 84 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 8 excellent, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 38 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 91 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 37 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 51% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 63% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.34 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.20 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.10 – 115% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 85% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 94% Corn mature, 29% Corn harvested, 96% Dry beans harvested, 87% Proso millet harvested, 89% Sorghum mature, 15% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans dropping leaves, 71% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat seeded, 68% Winter wheat emerged.