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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-20-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 14, 2010

Precipitation in the form of rain and snow brought much needed relief to dry, dusty soil conditions, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Final wrap up of fall harvest was underway. Corn harvest reached 98 percent complete with most of the remaining unharvested fields in the Panhandle and Southwest Districts. Sorghum harvest was also near completion at 98 percent. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average. Fall field work such as tillage, fertilizer application and repairing washouts and terraces continued where conditions allowed.

Rain and snow fell late in the week bringing some much needed moisture to the state. The East Central and Southeast Districts recorded the highest totals with some areas receiving 2 inches or more. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across the state. Highs reached the low 80’s while lows were in the low teens. The Panhandle was the coolest region at 4 degrees below normal while the Northeast District was the warmest region at 3 degrees above normal.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 98 percent complete, well ahead of 45 last year and 78 average.

Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 77 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 38 good, and 7 excellent, well below the 70 good to excellent last year and 69 average. Winter wheat emerged was 98 percent, near 100 last year and average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 56 good, and 4 excellent, below year ago levels. The rainfall during the week settled dusty conditions which were causing health problems in some calves.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 12 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 16 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 48% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.25 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.21 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.33 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 98% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested, 98% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 14, 2010

Precipitation in the form of rain and snow brought much needed relief to dry, dusty soil conditions, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Final wrap up of fall harvest was underway. Corn harvest reached 98 percent complete with most of the remaining unharvested fields in the Panhandle and Southwest Districts. Sorghum harvest was also near completion at 98 percent. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average. Fall field work such as tillage, fertilizer application and repairing washouts and terraces continued where conditions allowed.

Rain and snow fell late in the week bringing some much needed moisture to the state. The East Central and Southeast Districts recorded the highest totals with some areas receiving 2 inches or more. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across the state. Highs reached the low 80’s while lows were in the low teens. The Panhandle was the coolest region at 4 degrees below normal while the Northeast District was the warmest region at 3 degrees above normal.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 98 percent complete, well ahead of 45 last year and 78 average.

Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 77 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 38 good, and 7 excellent, well below the 70 good to excellent last year and 69 average. Winter wheat emerged was 98 percent, near 100 last year and average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 56 good, and 4 excellent, below year ago levels. The rainfall during the week settled dusty conditions which were causing health problems in some calves.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 12 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 16 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 48% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.25 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.21 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.33 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 98% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested, 98% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 14, 2010

Precipitation in the form of rain and snow brought much needed relief to dry, dusty soil conditions, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Final wrap up of fall harvest was underway. Corn harvest reached 98 percent complete with most of the remaining unharvested fields in the Panhandle and Southwest Districts. Sorghum harvest was also near completion at 98 percent. Winter wheat conditions continued well below average. Fall field work such as tillage, fertilizer application and repairing washouts and terraces continued where conditions allowed.

Rain and snow fell late in the week bringing some much needed moisture to the state. The East Central and Southeast Districts recorded the highest totals with some areas receiving 2 inches or more. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees above normal across the state. Highs reached the low 80’s while lows were in the low teens. The Panhandle was the coolest region at 4 degrees below normal while the Northeast District was the warmest region at 3 degrees above normal.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 98 percent complete, well ahead of 45 last year and 78 average.

Sorghum harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 77 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 44 fair, 38 good, and 7 excellent, well below the 70 good to excellent last year and 69 average. Winter wheat emerged was 98 percent, near 100 last year and average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 56 good, and 4 excellent, below year ago levels. The rainfall during the week settled dusty conditions which were causing health problems in some calves.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 12 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 19 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 16 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 48% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 54% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.25 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.21 – 124% of normal.

SW: 0.33 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 98% Corn harvested, 98% Sorghum harvested, 98% Winter wheat emerged.


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