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Plains Edition USDA Information for 5-14-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 8, 2011

Favorable conditions allowed producers to make significant progress planting spring crops, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Substantial corn planting occurred during the week with over 50 percent planted and progress now near the 5 year average. Many producers in the east and south have now turned their attention to planting soybeans. Strong winds dried soils and made herbicide application difficult. Freezing temperatures in western counties resulted in the need to replant some sugarbeet acres. Ranchers were repairing fences and working cattle.

Highs for the week occurred on Sunday and reached the low 90’s. Freezing temperatures were reported early in the week with lows in the mid 20’s. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the northern half of the state and were near normal elsewhere. Only trace amounts of precipitation fell across the state. Strong winds were once again prevalent.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 57 percent complete, well behind last year’s 74 but only two days behind 62 average. Corn emerged was 4 percent compared to 14 last year and 12 average.

Soybean planting was 15 percent complete, behind 23 last year but near 14 average.

Sorghum planting was underway at 7 percent, equal to last year and ahead of 4 average.

Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 13 poor, 39 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent, below last year’s 71 percent good to excellent and 63 average. Wheat jointed was 45 percent, behind last year’s 51 and 56 average.

Oats planted were at 95 percent, behind last year’s 98 and equal to average. Oats emerged was at 62 percent, behind 80 last year and 75 average.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 69 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 89 percent good to excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to excellent but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -89 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 92 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 72% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 71% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 103% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 82% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 92% of normal.

SW: 0.03 – 90% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 57% Corn planted, 4% Corn emerged, 95% Oats planted, 62% Oats emerged, 7% Sorghum planted, 15% Soybeans planted, 65% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 8, 2011

Favorable conditions allowed producers to make significant progress planting spring crops, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Substantial corn planting occurred during the week with over 50 percent planted and progress now near the 5 year average. Many producers in the east and south have now turned their attention to planting soybeans. Strong winds dried soils and made herbicide application difficult. Freezing temperatures in western counties resulted in the need to replant some sugarbeet acres. Ranchers were repairing fences and working cattle.

Highs for the week occurred on Sunday and reached the low 90’s. Freezing temperatures were reported early in the week with lows in the mid 20’s. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the northern half of the state and were near normal elsewhere. Only trace amounts of precipitation fell across the state. Strong winds were once again prevalent.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 57 percent complete, well behind last year’s 74 but only two days behind 62 average. Corn emerged was 4 percent compared to 14 last year and 12 average.

Soybean planting was 15 percent complete, behind 23 last year but near 14 average.

Sorghum planting was underway at 7 percent, equal to last year and ahead of 4 average.

Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 13 poor, 39 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent, below last year’s 71 percent good to excellent and 63 average. Wheat jointed was 45 percent, behind last year’s 51 and 56 average.

Oats planted were at 95 percent, behind last year’s 98 and equal to average. Oats emerged was at 62 percent, behind 80 last year and 75 average.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 69 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 89 percent good to excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to excellent but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -89 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 92 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 72% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 71% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 103% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 82% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 92% of normal.

SW: 0.03 – 90% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 57% Corn planted, 4% Corn emerged, 95% Oats planted, 62% Oats emerged, 7% Sorghum planted, 15% Soybeans planted, 65% Wheat jointed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 8, 2011

Favorable conditions allowed producers to make significant progress planting spring crops, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Substantial corn planting occurred during the week with over 50 percent planted and progress now near the 5 year average. Many producers in the east and south have now turned their attention to planting soybeans. Strong winds dried soils and made herbicide application difficult. Freezing temperatures in western counties resulted in the need to replant some sugarbeet acres. Ranchers were repairing fences and working cattle.

Highs for the week occurred on Sunday and reached the low 90’s. Freezing temperatures were reported early in the week with lows in the mid 20’s. Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal across the northern half of the state and were near normal elsewhere. Only trace amounts of precipitation fell across the state. Strong winds were once again prevalent.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 57 percent complete, well behind last year’s 74 but only two days behind 62 average. Corn emerged was 4 percent compared to 14 last year and 12 average.

Soybean planting was 15 percent complete, behind 23 last year but near 14 average.

Sorghum planting was underway at 7 percent, equal to last year and ahead of 4 average.

Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 13 poor, 39 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent, below last year’s 71 percent good to excellent and 63 average. Wheat jointed was 45 percent, behind last year’s 51 and 56 average.

Oats planted were at 95 percent, behind last year’s 98 and equal to average. Oats emerged was at 62 percent, behind 80 last year and 75 average.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 69 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 89 percent good to excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 59 good, and 5 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to excellent but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -89 max, 23 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 25 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 92 max, 24 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 25 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 72% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 71% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.04 – 103% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 82% of normal.

CEN: 0.00 – 92% of normal.

SW: 0.03 – 90% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 57% Corn planted, 4% Corn emerged, 95% Oats planted, 62% Oats emerged, 7% Sorghum planted, 15% Soybeans planted, 65% Wheat jointed.


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