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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-12-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 6, 2010

Warm temperatures and widespread rainfall supported crop emergence and development. Rainfall limited fieldwork to 4.6 days. This delayed planting of the last fields of soybeans and sorghum and challenged hay producers with hay cut. Heaviest amounts of precipitation fell across the eastern half of the state. Winds quieted down allowing herbicide applications. Hail was recorded in a number of areas during the week.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. The East Central District received over two inches of precipitation, while the Panhandle recorded less than .25 inch in most cases. The Northeast remains well below normal in rainfall since the first of April.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent. Corn emerged was 96% complete, compared to last year’s 99 and just behind 97 average.

Soybean planting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 99 but near 93 average. Soybeans emerged was 76%, behind last year’s 88 but near 75 average.

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Sorghum planting was 68% complete, behind last year’s 82 and five days behind 77 avg. Sorghum emerged was 38% complete, behind last year’s 51 and three days behind 46 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 10 excellent, near 74% good or excellent last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat jointed was at 92%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Wheat headed was 70% complete, five days behind last year’s 83 and 83 avg. Disease concerns continue in a number of areas.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 70 good, and 20 excellent. Oats headed was 16% complete, behind last year’s 35 and 31 avg.

Dry beans planted were 67% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 50 avg. Acreage emerged was at 6%, behind both 29 last year and 15 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% poor, 10 fair, 72 good, and 17 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 75% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, ahead of 55 last year and 51 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 10% fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 14 exc., above last year’s 76 good and exc. and 63 avg

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 88 max, 45 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 41 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 90% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.12 – 111% of normal.

NC: 0.60 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 0.67 – 91% of normal.

SW: 0.35 – 94% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn emerged, 67% Dry beans planted, 6% Dry beans emerged, 16% Oats headed, 94% Soybeans planted, 76% Soybeans emerged, 68% Sorghum planted, 38% Sorghum emerged, 92% Wheat jointed, 70% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 6, 2010

Warm temperatures and widespread rainfall supported crop emergence and development. Rainfall limited fieldwork to 4.6 days. This delayed planting of the last fields of soybeans and sorghum and challenged hay producers with hay cut. Heaviest amounts of precipitation fell across the eastern half of the state. Winds quieted down allowing herbicide applications. Hail was recorded in a number of areas during the week.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. The East Central District received over two inches of precipitation, while the Panhandle recorded less than .25 inch in most cases. The Northeast remains well below normal in rainfall since the first of April.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent. Corn emerged was 96% complete, compared to last year’s 99 and just behind 97 average.

Soybean planting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 99 but near 93 average. Soybeans emerged was 76%, behind last year’s 88 but near 75 average.

Sorghum planting was 68% complete, behind last year’s 82 and five days behind 77 avg. Sorghum emerged was 38% complete, behind last year’s 51 and three days behind 46 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 10 excellent, near 74% good or excellent last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat jointed was at 92%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Wheat headed was 70% complete, five days behind last year’s 83 and 83 avg. Disease concerns continue in a number of areas.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 70 good, and 20 excellent. Oats headed was 16% complete, behind last year’s 35 and 31 avg.

Dry beans planted were 67% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 50 avg. Acreage emerged was at 6%, behind both 29 last year and 15 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% poor, 10 fair, 72 good, and 17 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 75% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, ahead of 55 last year and 51 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 10% fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 14 exc., above last year’s 76 good and exc. and 63 avg

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 88 max, 45 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 41 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 90% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.12 – 111% of normal.

NC: 0.60 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 0.67 – 91% of normal.

SW: 0.35 – 94% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn emerged, 67% Dry beans planted, 6% Dry beans emerged, 16% Oats headed, 94% Soybeans planted, 76% Soybeans emerged, 68% Sorghum planted, 38% Sorghum emerged, 92% Wheat jointed, 70% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 6, 2010

Warm temperatures and widespread rainfall supported crop emergence and development. Rainfall limited fieldwork to 4.6 days. This delayed planting of the last fields of soybeans and sorghum and challenged hay producers with hay cut. Heaviest amounts of precipitation fell across the eastern half of the state. Winds quieted down allowing herbicide applications. Hail was recorded in a number of areas during the week.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. The East Central District received over two inches of precipitation, while the Panhandle recorded less than .25 inch in most cases. The Northeast remains well below normal in rainfall since the first of April.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 72 good, and 13 excellent. Corn emerged was 96% complete, compared to last year’s 99 and just behind 97 average.

Soybean planting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 99 but near 93 average. Soybeans emerged was 76%, behind last year’s 88 but near 75 average.

Sorghum planting was 68% complete, behind last year’s 82 and five days behind 77 avg. Sorghum emerged was 38% complete, behind last year’s 51 and three days behind 46 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 10 excellent, near 74% good or excellent last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat jointed was at 92%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Wheat headed was 70% complete, five days behind last year’s 83 and 83 avg. Disease concerns continue in a number of areas.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 70 good, and 20 excellent. Oats headed was 16% complete, behind last year’s 35 and 31 avg.

Dry beans planted were 67% complete, ahead of last year’s 61 and 50 avg. Acreage emerged was at 6%, behind both 29 last year and 15 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% poor, 10 fair, 72 good, and 17 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 75% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, ahead of 55 last year and 51 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 10% fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 10 fair, 76 good, and 14 exc., above last year’s 76 good and exc. and 63 avg

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 88 max, 45 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 45 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 41 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 90% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 93% adequate, 4% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.12 – 111% of normal.

NC: 0.60 – 111% of normal.

CEN: 0.67 – 91% of normal.

SW: 0.35 – 94% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 96% Corn emerged, 67% Dry beans planted, 6% Dry beans emerged, 16% Oats headed, 94% Soybeans planted, 76% Soybeans emerged, 68% Sorghum planted, 38% Sorghum emerged, 92% Wheat jointed, 70% Wheat headed.