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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-13-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 7, 2010

Producers neared completion of fall harvest as warm, dry conditions allowed progress to continue at an above average pace, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest reached 94 percent complete, three weeks ahead of average. The last time there was more corn harvested by this date was in the year 2000. Likewise, sorghum harvest was well above average pace at 92 percent complete. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage has slowed somewhat due to dry soils. Most of the western half of the state has recorded less than one inch of precipitation during the last 45 days. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average due to the lack of precipitation.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across the state. Unseasonably warm readings reached the low 80’s while lows were more fall-like and fell into the teens. The Southwest District recorded both the coolest and warmest temperatures for the week in Nebraska. Only a trace of rain was recorded in the North Central and Northeast Districts.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 94 percent complete, well ahead of 28 last year and 66 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, well ahead of 24 last year and 66 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 9 poor, 46 fair, 38 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 97 percent, equal to last year, but behind 99 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range

conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 29 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 23 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 75 max, 17 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 84 max, 15 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 37% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 105% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 112% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested, 97% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 7, 2010

Producers neared completion of fall harvest as warm, dry conditions allowed progress to continue at an above average pace, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest reached 94 percent complete, three weeks ahead of average. The last time there was more corn harvested by this date was in the year 2000. Likewise, sorghum harvest was well above average pace at 92 percent complete. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage has slowed somewhat due to dry soils. Most of the western half of the state has recorded less than one inch of precipitation during the last 45 days. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average due to the lack of precipitation.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across the state. Unseasonably warm readings reached the low 80’s while lows were more fall-like and fell into the teens. The Southwest District recorded both the coolest and warmest temperatures for the week in Nebraska. Only a trace of rain was recorded in the North Central and Northeast Districts.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 94 percent complete, well ahead of 28 last year and 66 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, well ahead of 24 last year and 66 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 9 poor, 46 fair, 38 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 97 percent, equal to last year, but behind 99 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range

conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 29 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 23 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 75 max, 17 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 84 max, 15 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 37% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 105% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 112% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested, 97% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 7, 2010

Producers neared completion of fall harvest as warm, dry conditions allowed progress to continue at an above average pace, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest reached 94 percent complete, three weeks ahead of average. The last time there was more corn harvested by this date was in the year 2000. Likewise, sorghum harvest was well above average pace at 92 percent complete. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage has slowed somewhat due to dry soils. Most of the western half of the state has recorded less than one inch of precipitation during the last 45 days. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average due to the lack of precipitation.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal across the state. Unseasonably warm readings reached the low 80’s while lows were more fall-like and fell into the teens. The Southwest District recorded both the coolest and warmest temperatures for the week in Nebraska. Only a trace of rain was recorded in the North Central and Northeast Districts.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 94 percent complete, well ahead of 28 last year and 66 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, well ahead of 24 last year and 66 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 9 poor, 46 fair, 38 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 97 percent, equal to last year, but behind 99 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range

conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 29 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 83 max, 23 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 75 max, 17 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 84 max, 15 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 37% adequate, 0% surplus. Subsoil: 57% adequate, 0% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.00 – 105% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 112% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested, 97% Winter wheat emerged.


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