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Plains Edition USDA Information for 5-21-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 15, 2011

Record high temperatures early in the week were followed by unseasonably cool and wet conditions which caused spring planting progress to slow. Corn planting advanced to over 80 percent complete which is near average. Planting of soybeans is ahead of average. Strong winds made herbicide application difficult. A few fields of alfalfa were cut and sugarbeet planting was concluding. Cattle were turned out to pasture.

Record high temperatures were recorded in parts of the state early in the week as temperatures averaged from low to high 90’s for the eastern two thirds of the state with some locations reaching triple digits. The Panhandle was cool with highs in the mid 70’s and lows right at freezing. Significant precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from near .5 inch to over 1.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 84% complete, behind last year’s 87 but near 83 average. Corn emerged was 21%, behind 33 last year and average.

Soybean planting was 40% complete, near 41 last year but ahead of 35 average. Soybeans emerged was 2% behind last year’s 5 and 4 average.

Sorghum planting was 17%, near 16 last year and average. The first sorghum has emerged. Wheat jointed was 71%, ahead of last year’s 59 but below 75 average. A few wheat fields showed heads. Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 15 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 5 exc, below last year’s 72% good to exc and 61 average.

Oats emerged was at 77%, behind 90 last year and 91 average. Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 74 good, and 3 exc, below last year’s 91% good to exc.

The first alfalfa fields were cut. Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 64 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 33 fair, 59 good, and 4 exc, below 87 good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 84 good to exc but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -79 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 35 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 96 max, 33 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 74% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 129% of normal.

NC: .1.28 – 101% of normal.

CEN: 1.29 – 104% of normal.

SW: 1.74 – 121% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 1% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 84% Corn planted, 21% Corn emerged, 77% Oats emerged, 17% Sorghum planted, 1% Sorghum emerged, 40% Soybeans planted, 2% Soybeans emerged, 71% Wheat jointed, 1% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 15, 2011

Record high temperatures early in the week were followed by unseasonably cool and wet conditions which caused spring planting progress to slow. Corn planting advanced to over 80 percent complete which is near average. Planting of soybeans is ahead of average. Strong winds made herbicide application difficult. A few fields of alfalfa were cut and sugarbeet planting was concluding. Cattle were turned out to pasture.

Record high temperatures were recorded in parts of the state early in the week as temperatures averaged from low to high 90’s for the eastern two thirds of the state with some locations reaching triple digits. The Panhandle was cool with highs in the mid 70’s and lows right at freezing. Significant precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from near .5 inch to over 1.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 84% complete, behind last year’s 87 but near 83 average. Corn emerged was 21%, behind 33 last year and average.

Soybean planting was 40% complete, near 41 last year but ahead of 35 average. Soybeans emerged was 2% behind last year’s 5 and 4 average.

Sorghum planting was 17%, near 16 last year and average. The first sorghum has emerged. Wheat jointed was 71%, ahead of last year’s 59 but below 75 average. A few wheat fields showed heads. Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 15 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 5 exc, below last year’s 72% good to exc and 61 average.

Oats emerged was at 77%, behind 90 last year and 91 average. Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 74 good, and 3 exc, below last year’s 91% good to exc.

The first alfalfa fields were cut. Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 64 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 33 fair, 59 good, and 4 exc, below 87 good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 84 good to exc but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -79 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 35 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 96 max, 33 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 74% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 129% of normal.

NC: .1.28 – 101% of normal.

CEN: 1.29 – 104% of normal.

SW: 1.74 – 121% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 1% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 84% Corn planted, 21% Corn emerged, 77% Oats emerged, 17% Sorghum planted, 1% Sorghum emerged, 40% Soybeans planted, 2% Soybeans emerged, 71% Wheat jointed, 1% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 15, 2011

Record high temperatures early in the week were followed by unseasonably cool and wet conditions which caused spring planting progress to slow. Corn planting advanced to over 80 percent complete which is near average. Planting of soybeans is ahead of average. Strong winds made herbicide application difficult. A few fields of alfalfa were cut and sugarbeet planting was concluding. Cattle were turned out to pasture.

Record high temperatures were recorded in parts of the state early in the week as temperatures averaged from low to high 90’s for the eastern two thirds of the state with some locations reaching triple digits. The Panhandle was cool with highs in the mid 70’s and lows right at freezing. Significant precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from near .5 inch to over 1.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 84% complete, behind last year’s 87 but near 83 average. Corn emerged was 21%, behind 33 last year and average.

Soybean planting was 40% complete, near 41 last year but ahead of 35 average. Soybeans emerged was 2% behind last year’s 5 and 4 average.

Sorghum planting was 17%, near 16 last year and average. The first sorghum has emerged. Wheat jointed was 71%, ahead of last year’s 59 but below 75 average. A few wheat fields showed heads. Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 15 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 5 exc, below last year’s 72% good to exc and 61 average.

Oats emerged was at 77%, behind 90 last year and 91 average. Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 74 good, and 3 exc, below last year’s 91% good to exc.

The first alfalfa fields were cut. Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 64 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 33 fair, 59 good, and 4 exc, below 87 good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 84 good to exc but near 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -79 max, 32 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 33 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 35 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 96 max, 33 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 80% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 74% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 129% of normal.

NC: .1.28 – 101% of normal.

CEN: 1.29 – 104% of normal.

SW: 1.74 – 121% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 1% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 84% Corn planted, 21% Corn emerged, 77% Oats emerged, 17% Sorghum planted, 1% Sorghum emerged, 40% Soybeans planted, 2% Soybeans emerged, 71% Wheat jointed, 1% Wheat headed.


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