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Plains Edition USDA Information for 10-3-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 27, 2009

Soybean harvest began to pick up speed. Heavy dews during the week slowed harvest progress and high winds late in the week buffeted stands. Seed and high moisture corn harvest was underway. Less than half of the corn crop was mature and is ten days behind average. In the Panhandle, proso millet and dry bean harvests were active while early sugar beet harvest was just underway. Livestock producers were working calves and are beginning to move cattle to crop stubble as it becomes available.



Temps averaged 4 degrees below normal across the state. Temps ranged from the mid 80’s to the freezing mark. Precip was widespread with the southern Panhandle and southwestern parts of the state receiving an inch or more.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 3% very poor, 5 poor, 13 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 75% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 73, both above year ago levels. Corn dented was 96%, near last year’s 97 but behind the 99 avg. Corn mature was 33%, behind last year’s 40 and ten days behind the 66 avg. Corn harvested was 3%, near last year’s 4 but ten days behind the 9 avg.



Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color were 97%, ahead of last year’s 92 and even with the avg. Soybeans dropping leaves were 74%, ahead of last year’s 66 but behind the 80 avg. Soybeans harvested were 7%, ahead of last year’s 5 but four days behind the 14 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 20 excellent, above last year’s 72% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 88%, behind last year’s 92 and 97 avg. Sorghum mature was 16%, ahead last year’s 14 but ten days behind the 50 avg.

Dry beans dropping leaves were 94, ahead of last year’s 66 and 80 avg. Dry beans harvested were 64%, well ahead of last year’s 21 and a week ahead of the 41 avg.

Winter wheat seeded was 72%, ahead of last year’s 66 and 69 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 45%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 33 avg.

Proso millet harvested was 43%, behind last year’s 48 and 56 avg.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 75% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 68 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 59 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 58% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 80 max, 34 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 37 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 35 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.92 – 132% of normal.

NC: 0.66 – 110% of normal.

CEN: 0.40- 102% of normal.

SW: 1.83 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 96% Corn dented, 33% Corn mature, 3% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans dropping leaves, 64% Dry beans harvested, 43% Proso millet harvested, 88% Sorghum turning color, 16% Sorghum mature, 97% Soybeans turning color, 74% Soybeans dropping leaves, 7% Soybeans harvested, 72% Winter wheat seeded, 45% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 27, 2009

Soybean harvest began to pick up speed. Heavy dews during the week slowed harvest progress and high winds late in the week buffeted stands. Seed and high moisture corn harvest was underway. Less than half of the corn crop was mature and is ten days behind average. In the Panhandle, proso millet and dry bean harvests were active while early sugar beet harvest was just underway. Livestock producers were working calves and are beginning to move cattle to crop stubble as it becomes available.

Temps averaged 4 degrees below normal across the state. Temps ranged from the mid 80’s to the freezing mark. Precip was widespread with the southern Panhandle and southwestern parts of the state receiving an inch or more.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 3% very poor, 5 poor, 13 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 75% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 73, both above year ago levels. Corn dented was 96%, near last year’s 97 but behind the 99 avg. Corn mature was 33%, behind last year’s 40 and ten days behind the 66 avg. Corn harvested was 3%, near last year’s 4 but ten days behind the 9 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color were 97%, ahead of last year’s 92 and even with the avg. Soybeans dropping leaves were 74%, ahead of last year’s 66 but behind the 80 avg. Soybeans harvested were 7%, ahead of last year’s 5 but four days behind the 14 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 20 excellent, above last year’s 72% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 88%, behind last year’s 92 and 97 avg. Sorghum mature was 16%, ahead last year’s 14 but ten days behind the 50 avg.

Dry beans dropping leaves were 94, ahead of last year’s 66 and 80 avg. Dry beans harvested were 64%, well ahead of last year’s 21 and a week ahead of the 41 avg.

Winter wheat seeded was 72%, ahead of last year’s 66 and 69 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 45%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 33 avg.

Proso millet harvested was 43%, behind last year’s 48 and 56 avg.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 75% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 68 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 59 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 58% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 80 max, 34 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 37 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 35 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.92 – 132% of normal.

NC: 0.66 – 110% of normal.

CEN: 0.40- 102% of normal.

SW: 1.83 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 96% Corn dented, 33% Corn mature, 3% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans dropping leaves, 64% Dry beans harvested, 43% Proso millet harvested, 88% Sorghum turning color, 16% Sorghum mature, 97% Soybeans turning color, 74% Soybeans dropping leaves, 7% Soybeans harvested, 72% Winter wheat seeded, 45% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 27, 2009

Soybean harvest began to pick up speed. Heavy dews during the week slowed harvest progress and high winds late in the week buffeted stands. Seed and high moisture corn harvest was underway. Less than half of the corn crop was mature and is ten days behind average. In the Panhandle, proso millet and dry bean harvests were active while early sugar beet harvest was just underway. Livestock producers were working calves and are beginning to move cattle to crop stubble as it becomes available.

Temps averaged 4 degrees below normal across the state. Temps ranged from the mid 80’s to the freezing mark. Precip was widespread with the southern Panhandle and southwestern parts of the state receiving an inch or more.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 3% very poor, 5 poor, 13 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 75% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 73, both above year ago levels. Corn dented was 96%, near last year’s 97 but behind the 99 avg. Corn mature was 33%, behind last year’s 40 and ten days behind the 66 avg. Corn harvested was 3%, near last year’s 4 but ten days behind the 9 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color were 97%, ahead of last year’s 92 and even with the avg. Soybeans dropping leaves were 74%, ahead of last year’s 66 but behind the 80 avg. Soybeans harvested were 7%, ahead of last year’s 5 but four days behind the 14 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 20 excellent, above last year’s 72% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 88%, behind last year’s 92 and 97 avg. Sorghum mature was 16%, ahead last year’s 14 but ten days behind the 50 avg.

Dry beans dropping leaves were 94, ahead of last year’s 66 and 80 avg. Dry beans harvested were 64%, well ahead of last year’s 21 and a week ahead of the 41 avg.

Winter wheat seeded was 72%, ahead of last year’s 66 and 69 avg. Winter wheat emerged was 45%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 33 avg.

Proso millet harvested was 43%, behind last year’s 48 and 56 avg.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 75% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 68 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 59 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 58% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 80 max, 34 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 37 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 35 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.92 – 132% of normal.

NC: 0.66 – 110% of normal.

CEN: 0.40- 102% of normal.

SW: 1.83 – 137% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 96% Corn dented, 33% Corn mature, 3% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans dropping leaves, 64% Dry beans harvested, 43% Proso millet harvested, 88% Sorghum turning color, 16% Sorghum mature, 97% Soybeans turning color, 74% Soybeans dropping leaves, 7% Soybeans harvested, 72% Winter wheat seeded, 45% Winter wheat emerged.


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