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Plains Edition USDA Information for 5-29-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 23, 2010

Crop development and progress of field work were once again slowed by cool and wet conditions across the state. Less than 4 days of field work were possible limiting soybean and sorghum planting. Crop emergence was now behind last year. Producers expressed concern over earlier planted corn’s yellow color. Sugarbeets were replanted in some areas. Precipitation fell across most of the state with muddy feedlot conditions present in southern counties. High winds later in the week limited spraying of herbicides. Cattle were moved to spring pastures and the growth of grass was helped by the precipitation.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Most areas of the state received precipitation with the South Central District receiving over 1.5 inches. However, accumulations were light in the Northeast District which has had only two-thirds of normal rainfall since April 1. High winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 66 good, and 11 exc. Corn planting neared completion at 96% statewide. This was two days behind the 97 last year but at pace with the avg. Corn emerged was 59% complete, behind last year’s 73 and 68 avg.

Soybean planting was 63% complete, which was five days behind last year’s 84, and three days behind the 70 avg. Soybeans emerged was 15%, behind last year’s 36 and 24 avg.

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Sorghum planting was 21% complete, a week behind last year’s 48 and 43 avg. Sorghum emerged was 5% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 9 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 exc, above the 70% good or excellent of last year and the 54 avg. Wheat jointed was at 78%, nine days behind last year’s 98 and eight days behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 6% complete, well behind last year’s 26 and 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 9% fair, 81 good, and 10 exc. Oats emerged was 98%, behind last year’s 100 but equal to the avg.

Dry beans planted were 6% complete, behind last year’s 18 and 11 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 12 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc. cond. and 63 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 12% complete.

Wild Hay conditions rated 9% fair, 80 good, and 11 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 75 good, and 13 exc, above last year’s 75 good and exc. and 61 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 89 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 87% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 10.67 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.25 – 87% of normal.

CEN: 0.93 – 82% of normal.

SW: 1.05 – 108% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 12% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn planted, 59% Corn emerged, 6% Dry beans planted, 98% Oats emerged, 63% Soybeans planted, 15% Soybeans emerged, 21% Sorghum planted, 5% Sorghum emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 6% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 23, 2010

Crop development and progress of field work were once again slowed by cool and wet conditions across the state. Less than 4 days of field work were possible limiting soybean and sorghum planting. Crop emergence was now behind last year. Producers expressed concern over earlier planted corn’s yellow color. Sugarbeets were replanted in some areas. Precipitation fell across most of the state with muddy feedlot conditions present in southern counties. High winds later in the week limited spraying of herbicides. Cattle were moved to spring pastures and the growth of grass was helped by the precipitation.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Most areas of the state received precipitation with the South Central District receiving over 1.5 inches. However, accumulations were light in the Northeast District which has had only two-thirds of normal rainfall since April 1. High winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 66 good, and 11 exc. Corn planting neared completion at 96% statewide. This was two days behind the 97 last year but at pace with the avg. Corn emerged was 59% complete, behind last year’s 73 and 68 avg.

Soybean planting was 63% complete, which was five days behind last year’s 84, and three days behind the 70 avg. Soybeans emerged was 15%, behind last year’s 36 and 24 avg.

Sorghum planting was 21% complete, a week behind last year’s 48 and 43 avg. Sorghum emerged was 5% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 9 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 exc, above the 70% good or excellent of last year and the 54 avg. Wheat jointed was at 78%, nine days behind last year’s 98 and eight days behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 6% complete, well behind last year’s 26 and 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 9% fair, 81 good, and 10 exc. Oats emerged was 98%, behind last year’s 100 but equal to the avg.

Dry beans planted were 6% complete, behind last year’s 18 and 11 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 12 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc. cond. and 63 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 12% complete.

Wild Hay conditions rated 9% fair, 80 good, and 11 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 75 good, and 13 exc, above last year’s 75 good and exc. and 61 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 89 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 87% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 10.67 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.25 – 87% of normal.

CEN: 0.93 – 82% of normal.

SW: 1.05 – 108% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 12% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn planted, 59% Corn emerged, 6% Dry beans planted, 98% Oats emerged, 63% Soybeans planted, 15% Soybeans emerged, 21% Sorghum planted, 5% Sorghum emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 6% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 23, 2010

Crop development and progress of field work were once again slowed by cool and wet conditions across the state. Less than 4 days of field work were possible limiting soybean and sorghum planting. Crop emergence was now behind last year. Producers expressed concern over earlier planted corn’s yellow color. Sugarbeets were replanted in some areas. Precipitation fell across most of the state with muddy feedlot conditions present in southern counties. High winds later in the week limited spraying of herbicides. Cattle were moved to spring pastures and the growth of grass was helped by the precipitation.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal. Cool temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to warmer conditions by week’s end. Most areas of the state received precipitation with the South Central District receiving over 1.5 inches. However, accumulations were light in the Northeast District which has had only two-thirds of normal rainfall since April 1. High winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 66 good, and 11 exc. Corn planting neared completion at 96% statewide. This was two days behind the 97 last year but at pace with the avg. Corn emerged was 59% complete, behind last year’s 73 and 68 avg.

Soybean planting was 63% complete, which was five days behind last year’s 84, and three days behind the 70 avg. Soybeans emerged was 15%, behind last year’s 36 and 24 avg.

Sorghum planting was 21% complete, a week behind last year’s 48 and 43 avg. Sorghum emerged was 5% complete, behind last year’s 11 and 9 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 exc, above the 70% good or excellent of last year and the 54 avg. Wheat jointed was at 78%, nine days behind last year’s 98 and eight days behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 6% complete, well behind last year’s 26 and 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 9% fair, 81 good, and 10 exc. Oats emerged was 98%, behind last year’s 100 but equal to the avg.

Dry beans planted were 6% complete, behind last year’s 18 and 11 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 12 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc. cond. and 63 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 12% complete.

Wild Hay conditions rated 9% fair, 80 good, and 11 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 75 good, and 13 exc, above last year’s 75 good and exc. and 61 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 89 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 38 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 87% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 90% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 10.67 – 141% of normal.

NC: 0.25 – 87% of normal.

CEN: 0.93 – 82% of normal.

SW: 1.05 – 108% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 12% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn planted, 59% Corn emerged, 6% Dry beans planted, 98% Oats emerged, 63% Soybeans planted, 15% Soybeans emerged, 21% Sorghum planted, 5% Sorghum emerged, 78% Wheat jointed, 6% Wheat headed.