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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-6-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 31, 2010

Harvest continued at an above average pace as warm, windy conditions prevailed during the week, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest advanced to 88 percent complete, more than 3 weeks ahead of average. Soybean harvest neared completion at 98 percent, and sorghum reached 78 percent. With grain coming in quickly, elevators have been challenged to handle and store the large quantities of grain. In the west, sugarbeet harvest was winding down. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage continues on harvested fields. Cattle have been grazing corn stalks.

Light precipitation fell early in the week across the state. The Northeast and North Central Districts averaged the most moisture at .85 and .54 of an inch respectively. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 70’s while lows were recorded mostly in the 20’s and even fell into the teens in the Southwest District.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 88 percent complete, well ahead of 18 last year and 52 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Soybeans harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 86 average.

Sorghum harvested was 78 percent, well ahead of 9 last year and 48 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 51 fair, 36 good, and 2 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 92 percent, behind last year’s 94 and 96 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 53 good, and 8 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 71 max, 26 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 75 max, 19 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

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

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.54 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.26 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans harvested, 92% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 31, 2010

Harvest continued at an above average pace as warm, windy conditions prevailed during the week, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest advanced to 88 percent complete, more than 3 weeks ahead of average. Soybean harvest neared completion at 98 percent, and sorghum reached 78 percent. With grain coming in quickly, elevators have been challenged to handle and store the large quantities of grain. In the west, sugarbeet harvest was winding down. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage continues on harvested fields. Cattle have been grazing corn stalks.

Light precipitation fell early in the week across the state. The Northeast and North Central Districts averaged the most moisture at .85 and .54 of an inch respectively. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 70’s while lows were recorded mostly in the 20’s and even fell into the teens in the Southwest District.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 88 percent complete, well ahead of 18 last year and 52 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Soybeans harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 86 average.

Sorghum harvested was 78 percent, well ahead of 9 last year and 48 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 51 fair, 36 good, and 2 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 92 percent, behind last year’s 94 and 96 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 53 good, and 8 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 71 max, 26 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 75 max, 19 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

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

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.54 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.26 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans harvested, 92% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending October 31, 2010

Harvest continued at an above average pace as warm, windy conditions prevailed during the week, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn harvest advanced to 88 percent complete, more than 3 weeks ahead of average. Soybean harvest neared completion at 98 percent, and sorghum reached 78 percent. With grain coming in quickly, elevators have been challenged to handle and store the large quantities of grain. In the west, sugarbeet harvest was winding down. Fall field work such as fertilizer application and tillage continues on harvested fields. Cattle have been grazing corn stalks.

Light precipitation fell early in the week across the state. The Northeast and North Central Districts averaged the most moisture at .85 and .54 of an inch respectively. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal across Nebraska. High temperatures reached the upper 70’s while lows were recorded mostly in the 20’s and even fell into the teens in the Southwest District.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was 88 percent complete, well ahead of 18 last year and 52 average. Most of the corn remaining for harvest was in the western half of the state.

Soybeans harvested was 98 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 86 average.

Sorghum harvested was 78 percent, well ahead of 9 last year and 48 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 51 fair, 36 good, and 2 excellent, well below last year. Winter wheat emerged was 92 percent, behind last year’s 94 and 96 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 31 fair, 53 good, and 8 excellent, below year ago levels.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 78 max, 20 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 79 max, 28 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 71 max, 26 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 75 max, 19 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

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

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 107% of normal.

NC: .0.54 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 0.26 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 113% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 88% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested, 98% Soybeans harvested, 92% Winter wheat emerged.


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