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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-11-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 5, 2011

Warmer temperatures and windy conditions allowed farmers to get back into wet fields and move toward completion of spring planting. Heavier rain did limit fieldwork midweek in south central counties, while the western half of the state recorded only limited amounts. Crop conditions for the second week showed improvements but development continues to lag average with wheat heading one week behind average. Herbicide applications were once again delayed with the weeks windy conditions.

Precipitation fell across most areas of the State, however totals were generally less than .75 inch. Temperatures averaged 3-4 degrees above normal. Highs were mainly in the mid to upper 90’s and lows in the 40’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 25 fair, 66 good, and 7 exc. Corn planting advanced to 99% complete, near 100 last year and avg. Corn emerged was 88%, behind 94 last year and five days behind 95 avg.

Soybean planting was 91% complete, behind 93 last year but same as 91 avg. Soybeans emerged was 65%, behind last year’s 71 and avg.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 30 fair, 49 good, and 8 exc, below last year’s 75% good to exc but near 58 avg. Wheat jointed was 96%, ahead of last year’s 91 but behind 98 avg. Wheat headed was 54%, behind last year’s 65 and one week behind 78 avg.

Sorghum planting was 72%, ahead of 65 last year and equal to 72 avg. Sorghum emerged was 34%, same as last year but behind 40 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 75 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 75 avg. Oats emerged was at 93%, behind 100 last year and avg. Oats headed was 14%, same as last year but behind 27 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 19%, behind 59 last year and 53 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 3%, behind 5 last year and 13 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 69 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 89% good to exc but above 68 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 28% complete, well behind last year’s 56 and over a week behind 49 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 66 good, and 10 exc, well below last year’s 89 good to exc but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -94 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 42 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 150% of normal.

NC: .0.60 – 121% of normal.

CEN: 0.85 – 155% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 28% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 88% Corn emerged, 19% Dry beans planted, 3% Dry beans emerged, 93% Oats emerged, 14% Oats headed, 72% Sorghum planted, 34% Sorghum emerged, 91% Soybeans planted, 65% Soybeans emerged, 96% Wheat jointed, 54% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 5, 2011

Warmer temperatures and windy conditions allowed farmers to get back into wet fields and move toward completion of spring planting. Heavier rain did limit fieldwork midweek in south central counties, while the western half of the state recorded only limited amounts. Crop conditions for the second week showed improvements but development continues to lag average with wheat heading one week behind average. Herbicide applications were once again delayed with the weeks windy conditions.

Precipitation fell across most areas of the State, however totals were generally less than .75 inch. Temperatures averaged 3-4 degrees above normal. Highs were mainly in the mid to upper 90’s and lows in the 40’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 25 fair, 66 good, and 7 exc. Corn planting advanced to 99% complete, near 100 last year and avg. Corn emerged was 88%, behind 94 last year and five days behind 95 avg.

Soybean planting was 91% complete, behind 93 last year but same as 91 avg. Soybeans emerged was 65%, behind last year’s 71 and avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 30 fair, 49 good, and 8 exc, below last year’s 75% good to exc but near 58 avg. Wheat jointed was 96%, ahead of last year’s 91 but behind 98 avg. Wheat headed was 54%, behind last year’s 65 and one week behind 78 avg.

Sorghum planting was 72%, ahead of 65 last year and equal to 72 avg. Sorghum emerged was 34%, same as last year but behind 40 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 75 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 75 avg. Oats emerged was at 93%, behind 100 last year and avg. Oats headed was 14%, same as last year but behind 27 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 19%, behind 59 last year and 53 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 3%, behind 5 last year and 13 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 69 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 89% good to exc but above 68 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 28% complete, well behind last year’s 56 and over a week behind 49 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 66 good, and 10 exc, well below last year’s 89 good to exc but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -94 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 42 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 150% of normal.

NC: .0.60 – 121% of normal.

CEN: 0.85 – 155% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 28% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 88% Corn emerged, 19% Dry beans planted, 3% Dry beans emerged, 93% Oats emerged, 14% Oats headed, 72% Sorghum planted, 34% Sorghum emerged, 91% Soybeans planted, 65% Soybeans emerged, 96% Wheat jointed, 54% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 5, 2011

Warmer temperatures and windy conditions allowed farmers to get back into wet fields and move toward completion of spring planting. Heavier rain did limit fieldwork midweek in south central counties, while the western half of the state recorded only limited amounts. Crop conditions for the second week showed improvements but development continues to lag average with wheat heading one week behind average. Herbicide applications were once again delayed with the weeks windy conditions.

Precipitation fell across most areas of the State, however totals were generally less than .75 inch. Temperatures averaged 3-4 degrees above normal. Highs were mainly in the mid to upper 90’s and lows in the 40’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 25 fair, 66 good, and 7 exc. Corn planting advanced to 99% complete, near 100 last year and avg. Corn emerged was 88%, behind 94 last year and five days behind 95 avg.

Soybean planting was 91% complete, behind 93 last year but same as 91 avg. Soybeans emerged was 65%, behind last year’s 71 and avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 12 poor, 30 fair, 49 good, and 8 exc, below last year’s 75% good to exc but near 58 avg. Wheat jointed was 96%, ahead of last year’s 91 but behind 98 avg. Wheat headed was 54%, behind last year’s 65 and one week behind 78 avg.

Sorghum planting was 72%, ahead of 65 last year and equal to 72 avg. Sorghum emerged was 34%, same as last year but behind 40 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 75 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 75 avg. Oats emerged was at 93%, behind 100 last year and avg. Oats headed was 14%, same as last year but behind 27 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 19%, behind 59 last year and 53 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 3%, behind 5 last year and 13 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 69 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 89% good to exc but above 68 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 28% complete, well behind last year’s 56 and over a week behind 49 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 66 good, and 10 exc, well below last year’s 89 good to exc but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -94 max, 39 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 42 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.23 – 150% of normal.

NC: .0.60 – 121% of normal.

CEN: 0.85 – 155% of normal.

SW: 0.02 – 141% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 28% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 88% Corn emerged, 19% Dry beans planted, 3% Dry beans emerged, 93% Oats emerged, 14% Oats headed, 72% Sorghum planted, 34% Sorghum emerged, 91% Soybeans planted, 65% Soybeans emerged, 96% Wheat jointed, 54% Wheat headed.