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Plains Edition USDA Information for 11-7-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 1, 2009

Another week of wet weather continued to stall harvest. Corn harvest lags average by four weeks and is the latest harvest since 1967. Soybean harvest was more than two thirds complete, but now over two weeks behind and the latest harvest since 1984. Heavy snow occurred at midweek in Panhandle counties and spread into the western half of the state on Friday. Accumulations of a foot or more of snow accompanied by high winds were reported in a number of counties.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 70’s to lows in the teens. It was another wet week with most areas receiving an inch or more of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 12 fair, 54 good, and 26 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 76, both above year ago levels. Corn mature was 90%, behind last year’s 91 and the average of 98. Corn harvested was 18% complete, well behind last year’s 33 and four weeks behind the 62 average.

Soybean harvest was 69% complete, well behind last year’s 91 and sixteen days behind the 93 average.

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Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 15 excellent, near year ago levels. Sorghum mature was 91%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind the average of 97. Sorghum harvest was 9% complete, well behind last year’s 25 and five weeks behind the 61 average.

Dry bean harvest was 94% complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 98 average.

Proso millet harvest was 66% complete, well behind last year’s 99 and five weeks behind the 98 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 85% good or excellent rating. Winter wheat emerged was 95%, near last year’s 96 and the 97 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 15 exc., above last year’s 64% good or exc. condition. Confinement areas were in poor condition because of all the moisture.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 64 max, 11 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 21 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 69 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 24 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 75% adequate, 24% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.41 – 143% of normal.

NC: 1.53 – 124% of normal.

CEN: 0.92 – 107% of normal.

SW: 1.26 – 154% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans harvested, 66% Proso millet harvested, 91% Sorghum mature, 9% Sorghum harvested, 69% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 1, 2009

Another week of wet weather continued to stall harvest. Corn harvest lags average by four weeks and is the latest harvest since 1967. Soybean harvest was more than two thirds complete, but now over two weeks behind and the latest harvest since 1984. Heavy snow occurred at midweek in Panhandle counties and spread into the western half of the state on Friday. Accumulations of a foot or more of snow accompanied by high winds were reported in a number of counties.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 70’s to lows in the teens. It was another wet week with most areas receiving an inch or more of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 12 fair, 54 good, and 26 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 76, both above year ago levels. Corn mature was 90%, behind last year’s 91 and the average of 98. Corn harvested was 18% complete, well behind last year’s 33 and four weeks behind the 62 average.

Soybean harvest was 69% complete, well behind last year’s 91 and sixteen days behind the 93 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 15 excellent, near year ago levels. Sorghum mature was 91%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind the average of 97. Sorghum harvest was 9% complete, well behind last year’s 25 and five weeks behind the 61 average.

Dry bean harvest was 94% complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 98 average.

Proso millet harvest was 66% complete, well behind last year’s 99 and five weeks behind the 98 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 85% good or excellent rating. Winter wheat emerged was 95%, near last year’s 96 and the 97 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 15 exc., above last year’s 64% good or exc. condition. Confinement areas were in poor condition because of all the moisture.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 64 max, 11 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 21 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 69 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 24 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 75% adequate, 24% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.41 – 143% of normal.

NC: 1.53 – 124% of normal.

CEN: 0.92 – 107% of normal.

SW: 1.26 – 154% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans harvested, 66% Proso millet harvested, 91% Sorghum mature, 9% Sorghum harvested, 69% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 1, 2009

Another week of wet weather continued to stall harvest. Corn harvest lags average by four weeks and is the latest harvest since 1967. Soybean harvest was more than two thirds complete, but now over two weeks behind and the latest harvest since 1984. Heavy snow occurred at midweek in Panhandle counties and spread into the western half of the state on Friday. Accumulations of a foot or more of snow accompanied by high winds were reported in a number of counties.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the state and ranged from highs in the low 70’s to lows in the teens. It was another wet week with most areas receiving an inch or more of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 12 fair, 54 good, and 26 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 83% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 76, both above year ago levels. Corn mature was 90%, behind last year’s 91 and the average of 98. Corn harvested was 18% complete, well behind last year’s 33 and four weeks behind the 62 average.

Soybean harvest was 69% complete, well behind last year’s 91 and sixteen days behind the 93 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 15 excellent, near year ago levels. Sorghum mature was 91%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind the average of 97. Sorghum harvest was 9% complete, well behind last year’s 25 and five weeks behind the 61 average.

Dry bean harvest was 94% complete, behind last year’s 100 and the 98 average.

Proso millet harvest was 66% complete, well behind last year’s 99 and five weeks behind the 98 average.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 12 excellent, below last year’s 85% good or excellent rating. Winter wheat emerged was 95%, near last year’s 96 and the 97 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 15 exc., above last year’s 64% good or exc. condition. Confinement areas were in poor condition because of all the moisture.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 64 max, 11 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 21 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 69 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 67 max, 24 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 75% adequate, 24% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.41 – 143% of normal.

NC: 1.53 – 124% of normal.

CEN: 0.92 – 107% of normal.

SW: 1.26 – 154% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 90% Corn mature, 18% Corn harvested, 94% Dry beans harvested, 66% Proso millet harvested, 91% Sorghum mature, 9% Sorghum harvested, 69% Soybeans harvested, 95% Winter wheat emerged.