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Plains Edition USDA Information for 10-9-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 3, 2010

No rainfall during the week made for ideal harvest conditions as progress advanced ahead of last year and average. Soybean harvest was in full swing, reaching the one-third mark, with good advancement in corn also. Winter wheat seeding in the Panhandle approached 95 percent, however, emergence has been spotty due to dry soils. The first fields of sugarbeets have been harvested. Cattle were being moved into corn stalks as fields became available.

No precipitation was reported by recording stations for the week. Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal in the Panhandle, normal in the central third of the state, and 1 to 2 degrees below normal for the eastern third of Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s out west and upper 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 57 good, and 25 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or exc and dryland fields rated 79. Corn mature was at 90 percent, well ahead of 59 percent last year and 76 avg. Corn harvest was 18 percent complete, ahead of 6 last year and 13 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 53 good, and 25 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 92 percent, ahead of 89 last year and 90 avg. Soybeans harvested was 32 percent ahead of 24 last year and 29 avg.

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Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 25 fair, 54 good, and 19 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 76 percent, well ahead of last year’s 28 and 61 avg. Sorghum harvested was 6 percent, ahead of 2 last year and near 7 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 81 percent complete, near 83 last year and avg. Winter wheat emerged was 44 percent, behind last year’s 49 and 50 avg.

Dry bean acreage dropping leaves was 97 percent, behind last year’s 99 and ahead of 94 avg. Dry beans harvested was 83 percent, ahead of 81 last year and 72 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 72 percent, ahead of 46 last year and 67 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 61 good, and 16 exc. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 83 percent, ahead of 73 last year and 69 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 64 good, and 10 exc, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 93 max, 34 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 86 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 56% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 64% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 117% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 97% Dry beans dropping leaves, 83% Dry beans harvested, 72% Proso millet harvested, 76% Sorghum mature, 6% Sorghum harvested, 92% Soybeans dropping leaves, 32% Soybeans harvested, 81% Winter wheat seeded, 44% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 3, 2010

No rainfall during the week made for ideal harvest conditions as progress advanced ahead of last year and average. Soybean harvest was in full swing, reaching the one-third mark, with good advancement in corn also. Winter wheat seeding in the Panhandle approached 95 percent, however, emergence has been spotty due to dry soils. The first fields of sugarbeets have been harvested. Cattle were being moved into corn stalks as fields became available.

No precipitation was reported by recording stations for the week. Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal in the Panhandle, normal in the central third of the state, and 1 to 2 degrees below normal for the eastern third of Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s out west and upper 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 57 good, and 25 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or exc and dryland fields rated 79. Corn mature was at 90 percent, well ahead of 59 percent last year and 76 avg. Corn harvest was 18 percent complete, ahead of 6 last year and 13 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 53 good, and 25 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 92 percent, ahead of 89 last year and 90 avg. Soybeans harvested was 32 percent ahead of 24 last year and 29 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 25 fair, 54 good, and 19 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 76 percent, well ahead of last year’s 28 and 61 avg. Sorghum harvested was 6 percent, ahead of 2 last year and near 7 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 81 percent complete, near 83 last year and avg. Winter wheat emerged was 44 percent, behind last year’s 49 and 50 avg.

Dry bean acreage dropping leaves was 97 percent, behind last year’s 99 and ahead of 94 avg. Dry beans harvested was 83 percent, ahead of 81 last year and 72 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 72 percent, ahead of 46 last year and 67 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 61 good, and 16 exc. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 83 percent, ahead of 73 last year and 69 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 64 good, and 10 exc, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 93 max, 34 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 86 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 56% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 64% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 117% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 97% Dry beans dropping leaves, 83% Dry beans harvested, 72% Proso millet harvested, 76% Sorghum mature, 6% Sorghum harvested, 92% Soybeans dropping leaves, 32% Soybeans harvested, 81% Winter wheat seeded, 44% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 3, 2010

No rainfall during the week made for ideal harvest conditions as progress advanced ahead of last year and average. Soybean harvest was in full swing, reaching the one-third mark, with good advancement in corn also. Winter wheat seeding in the Panhandle approached 95 percent, however, emergence has been spotty due to dry soils. The first fields of sugarbeets have been harvested. Cattle were being moved into corn stalks as fields became available.

No precipitation was reported by recording stations for the week. Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal in the Panhandle, normal in the central third of the state, and 1 to 2 degrees below normal for the eastern third of Nebraska. High temperatures reached the low 90’s out west and upper 80’s for the rest of the state. Lows were recorded in the upper 20’s in some central areas.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 57 good, and 25 exc, above a year ago. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or exc and dryland fields rated 79. Corn mature was at 90 percent, well ahead of 59 percent last year and 76 avg. Corn harvest was 18 percent complete, ahead of 6 last year and 13 avg.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 53 good, and 25 exc, below last year. Acreage dropping leaves was 92 percent, ahead of 89 last year and 90 avg. Soybeans harvested was 32 percent ahead of 24 last year and 29 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 25 fair, 54 good, and 19 exc, below last year. Sorghum mature was 76 percent, well ahead of last year’s 28 and 61 avg. Sorghum harvested was 6 percent, ahead of 2 last year and near 7 avg.

Winter wheat seeding was 81 percent complete, near 83 last year and avg. Winter wheat emerged was 44 percent, behind last year’s 49 and 50 avg.

Dry bean acreage dropping leaves was 97 percent, behind last year’s 99 and ahead of 94 avg. Dry beans harvested was 83 percent, ahead of 81 last year and 72 avg.

Proso millet harvest was at 72 percent, ahead of 46 last year and 67 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 61 good, and 16 exc. The fourth cutting of alfalfa progressed to 83 percent, ahead of 73 last year and 69 avg.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 64 good, and 10 exc, above year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 93 max, 34 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 86 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 88 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 56% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 64% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 106% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 127% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 117% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 97% Dry beans dropping leaves, 83% Dry beans harvested, 72% Proso millet harvested, 76% Sorghum mature, 6% Sorghum harvested, 92% Soybeans dropping leaves, 32% Soybeans harvested, 81% Winter wheat seeded, 44% Winter wheat emerged.