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Plains Edition USDA Information for 4-17-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending April 11, 2010

For the week ending April 11, 2010, precipitation fell in the form of both rain and snow across the state, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soil temperatures declined during the week in the eastern part of the state and showed little improvement in the west. A few fields of corn have been planted but statewide activity has not yet begun. Pastures, wheat, and alfalfa fields greened up. Other activities included preparation of equipment for planting, fertilization, tillage, marketing stored grain, and caring for livestock.

Temperatures for the week were cooler and averaged 1 degree below normal, with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 20’s statewide. The Southeast District had the warmest daytime temperatures in the state while the Northwest District reported the coolest lows. The Southwest and South Central districts received over an inch of precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Wheat conditions rated 4 percent poor, 32 fair, 58 good, and 6 excellent, better than last week and near last year. Wheat jointed was at 3 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but behind the average of 5.

Oats planted increased to 43 percent, ahead of last year’s 29 and equal to the average of 43. Oats emerged was at 6 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but below the average of 9.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1 percent poor, 19 fair, 72 good, and 8 excellent, better than last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Cattle and calves conditions rated 4 percent poor, 21 fair, 71 good, and 4 excellent, better than last year. Spring calving was 79 percent complete. Calf losses rated 3 percent below average, 85 average, and 12 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 75 good, and 8 excellent, above last year.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 73 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 70 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 71 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 5% surplus.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 43% Oats planted, 6% Oats emerged, 3% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending April 11, 2010

For the week ending April 11, 2010, precipitation fell in the form of both rain and snow across the state, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soil temperatures declined during the week in the eastern part of the state and showed little improvement in the west. A few fields of corn have been planted but statewide activity has not yet begun. Pastures, wheat, and alfalfa fields greened up. Other activities included preparation of equipment for planting, fertilization, tillage, marketing stored grain, and caring for livestock.

Temperatures for the week were cooler and averaged 1 degree below normal, with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 20’s statewide. The Southeast District had the warmest daytime temperatures in the state while the Northwest District reported the coolest lows. The Southwest and South Central districts received over an inch of precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Wheat conditions rated 4 percent poor, 32 fair, 58 good, and 6 excellent, better than last week and near last year. Wheat jointed was at 3 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but behind the average of 5.

Oats planted increased to 43 percent, ahead of last year’s 29 and equal to the average of 43. Oats emerged was at 6 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but below the average of 9.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1 percent poor, 19 fair, 72 good, and 8 excellent, better than last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Cattle and calves conditions rated 4 percent poor, 21 fair, 71 good, and 4 excellent, better than last year. Spring calving was 79 percent complete. Calf losses rated 3 percent below average, 85 average, and 12 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 75 good, and 8 excellent, above last year.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 73 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 70 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 71 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 5% surplus.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 43% Oats planted, 6% Oats emerged, 3% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending April 11, 2010

For the week ending April 11, 2010, precipitation fell in the form of both rain and snow across the state, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Soil temperatures declined during the week in the eastern part of the state and showed little improvement in the west. A few fields of corn have been planted but statewide activity has not yet begun. Pastures, wheat, and alfalfa fields greened up. Other activities included preparation of equipment for planting, fertilization, tillage, marketing stored grain, and caring for livestock.

Temperatures for the week were cooler and averaged 1 degree below normal, with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 20’s statewide. The Southeast District had the warmest daytime temperatures in the state while the Northwest District reported the coolest lows. The Southwest and South Central districts received over an inch of precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Wheat conditions rated 4 percent poor, 32 fair, 58 good, and 6 excellent, better than last week and near last year. Wheat jointed was at 3 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but behind the average of 5.

Oats planted increased to 43 percent, ahead of last year’s 29 and equal to the average of 43. Oats emerged was at 6 percent, ahead of last year’s 2 but below the average of 9.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1 percent poor, 19 fair, 72 good, and 8 excellent, better than last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Cattle and calves conditions rated 4 percent poor, 21 fair, 71 good, and 4 excellent, better than last year. Spring calving was 79 percent complete. Calf losses rated 3 percent below average, 85 average, and 12 above average. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 75 good, and 8 excellent, above last year.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 73 max, 22 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 70 max, 27 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 72 max, 27 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 71 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 89% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 5% surplus.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 43% Oats planted, 6% Oats emerged, 3% Wheat jointed.




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