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Plains Edition USDA Information for 5-28-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 22, 2011

Significant rainfall and below average temperatures were again recorded across the statee. Dry conditions during the first half of the week allowed corn planting to advance to near completion with soybean planting ahead of average. Crop and pasture conditions improved with the recent rains. However, heavy rains caused localized flooding and soil erosion in isolated areas. Dry bean planting was just underway and first cutting of alfalfa was limited.

Temps for the week ranged from 3 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the Panhandle. Highs were mostly in the 70’s with a few locations reaching the 80’s. Lows recorded were mostly in the 30’s but dipped below freezing in parts of the west. Precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from 1 inch to over 2.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 94% complete, near 95 last year and average. Corn emerged was 55%, near 56 last year but two days behind 61avg.

Soybean planting was 68% complete, ahead of 60 last year and 64 avg. Soybeans emerged was 20% ahead of last year’s 14 and 18 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 48 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 75% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 78%, ahead of last year’s 75 but below 91 avg. Wheat headed was 8%, ahead of last year’s 5, but six days behind 23 avg.

Sorghum planting was 32%, ahead of 20 last year and near 35 avg. Sorghum emerged was 6%, ahead of 5 last year and equal to average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 80 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 91% good to excellent but ahead of 79 avg. Oats emerged was at 84%, behind 97 last year and 98 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 1%, behind 5 last year and 10 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent, below last year’s 88% good to excellent, but above 72 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 4% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 63 good, and 7 excellent, below 90% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 70 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to exc. but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -73 max, 30 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 32 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 80 max, 30 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 79% adequate, 18% surplus. Subsoil: 82% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.86 – 156% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 2.42 – 134% of normal.

SW: 1.07 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 4% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 94% Corn planted, 55% Corn emerged, 1% Dry beans planted, 84% Oats emerged, 32% Sorghum planted, 6% Sorghum emerged, 68% Soybeans planted, 20% Soybeans emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 8% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 22, 2011

Significant rainfall and below average temperatures were again recorded across the statee. Dry conditions during the first half of the week allowed corn planting to advance to near completion with soybean planting ahead of average. Crop and pasture conditions improved with the recent rains. However, heavy rains caused localized flooding and soil erosion in isolated areas. Dry bean planting was just underway and first cutting of alfalfa was limited.

Temps for the week ranged from 3 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the Panhandle. Highs were mostly in the 70’s with a few locations reaching the 80’s. Lows recorded were mostly in the 30’s but dipped below freezing in parts of the west. Precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from 1 inch to over 2.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 94% complete, near 95 last year and average. Corn emerged was 55%, near 56 last year but two days behind 61avg.

Soybean planting was 68% complete, ahead of 60 last year and 64 avg. Soybeans emerged was 20% ahead of last year’s 14 and 18 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 48 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 75% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 78%, ahead of last year’s 75 but below 91 avg. Wheat headed was 8%, ahead of last year’s 5, but six days behind 23 avg.

Sorghum planting was 32%, ahead of 20 last year and near 35 avg. Sorghum emerged was 6%, ahead of 5 last year and equal to average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 80 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 91% good to excellent but ahead of 79 avg. Oats emerged was at 84%, behind 97 last year and 98 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 1%, behind 5 last year and 10 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent, below last year’s 88% good to excellent, but above 72 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 4% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 63 good, and 7 excellent, below 90% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 70 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to exc. but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -73 max, 30 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 32 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 80 max, 30 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 79% adequate, 18% surplus. Subsoil: 82% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.86 – 156% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 2.42 – 134% of normal.

SW: 1.07 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 4% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 94% Corn planted, 55% Corn emerged, 1% Dry beans planted, 84% Oats emerged, 32% Sorghum planted, 6% Sorghum emerged, 68% Soybeans planted, 20% Soybeans emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 8% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 22, 2011

Significant rainfall and below average temperatures were again recorded across the statee. Dry conditions during the first half of the week allowed corn planting to advance to near completion with soybean planting ahead of average. Crop and pasture conditions improved with the recent rains. However, heavy rains caused localized flooding and soil erosion in isolated areas. Dry bean planting was just underway and first cutting of alfalfa was limited.

Temps for the week ranged from 3 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the Panhandle. Highs were mostly in the 70’s with a few locations reaching the 80’s. Lows recorded were mostly in the 30’s but dipped below freezing in parts of the west. Precipitation fell later in the week with districts averaging from 1 inch to over 2.5 inches.

Field Crops Report: Corn planting advanced to 94% complete, near 95 last year and average. Corn emerged was 55%, near 56 last year but two days behind 61avg.

Soybean planting was 68% complete, ahead of 60 last year and 64 avg. Soybeans emerged was 20% ahead of last year’s 14 and 18 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 48 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 75% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 78%, ahead of last year’s 75 but below 91 avg. Wheat headed was 8%, ahead of last year’s 5, but six days behind 23 avg.

Sorghum planting was 32%, ahead of 20 last year and near 35 avg. Sorghum emerged was 6%, ahead of 5 last year and equal to average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 80 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 91% good to excellent but ahead of 79 avg. Oats emerged was at 84%, behind 97 last year and 98 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 1%, behind 5 last year and 10 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent, below last year’s 88% good to excellent, but above 72 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 4% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 63 good, and 7 excellent, below 90% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 70 good, and 6 excellent, well below last year’s 87 good to exc. but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -73 max, 30 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 32 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 77 max, 28 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 80 max, 30 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 79% adequate, 18% surplus. Subsoil: 82% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.86 – 156% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 2.42 – 134% of normal.

SW: 1.07 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 4% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 94% Corn planted, 55% Corn emerged, 1% Dry beans planted, 84% Oats emerged, 32% Sorghum planted, 6% Sorghum emerged, 68% Soybeans planted, 20% Soybeans emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 8% Wheat headed.


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