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Plains Edition USDA Information for 12-5-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 29, 2009

Above normal temperatures, along with limited precipitation, allowed harvest to progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn harvest is over three quarters complete but is still over two weeks behind average. High grain moisture levels and inadequate drying capacity continue to slow harvest.

Sorghum harvest is progressing but is nearly three weeks behind the average. Producers are applying anhydrous ammonia, completing fall tillage, and moving cattle to stalk fields as they become available.

Temperatures averaged five degrees above normal across the state. Temperatures varied from highs in the high 60’s to lows in the teens. Precipitation was limited with only the extreme southeast reporting over an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 90 and eighteen days behind the 96 average.

Sorghum harvest was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 92 and twenty days behind the average of 98.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 10 excellent, below last year’s 77 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 15 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 15 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 13 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 20 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 91% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 139% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 116% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.14 – 149% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 78% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 29, 2009

Above normal temperatures, along with limited precipitation, allowed harvest to progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn harvest is over three quarters complete but is still over two weeks behind average. High grain moisture levels and inadequate drying capacity continue to slow harvest.

Sorghum harvest is progressing but is nearly three weeks behind the average. Producers are applying anhydrous ammonia, completing fall tillage, and moving cattle to stalk fields as they become available.

Temperatures averaged five degrees above normal across the state. Temperatures varied from highs in the high 60’s to lows in the teens. Precipitation was limited with only the extreme southeast reporting over an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 90 and eighteen days behind the 96 average.

Sorghum harvest was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 92 and twenty days behind the average of 98.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 10 excellent, below last year’s 77 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 15 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 15 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 13 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 20 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 91% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 139% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 116% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.14 – 149% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 78% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 29, 2009

Above normal temperatures, along with limited precipitation, allowed harvest to progress, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Corn harvest is over three quarters complete but is still over two weeks behind average. High grain moisture levels and inadequate drying capacity continue to slow harvest.

Sorghum harvest is progressing but is nearly three weeks behind the average. Producers are applying anhydrous ammonia, completing fall tillage, and moving cattle to stalk fields as they become available.

Temperatures averaged five degrees above normal across the state. Temperatures varied from highs in the high 60’s to lows in the teens. Precipitation was limited with only the extreme southeast reporting over an inch of moisture.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 90 and eighteen days behind the 96 average.

Sorghum harvest was 78 percent complete, well behind last year’s 92 and twenty days behind the average of 98.

Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 10 excellent, below last year’s 77 percent good or excellent rating.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 60 good, and 15 excellent, above last year’s good or excellent condition.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 69 max, 15 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 15 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 13 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 20 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 91% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 139% of normal.

NC: 0.00 – 116% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 107% of normal.

SW: 0.14 – 149% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 78% Corn harvested, 78% Sorghum harvested.


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