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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-18-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 12, 2011

Warm, dry temperatures early in the week boosted crop development and provided an opportunity for hay crops to be harvested. However, this again gave way to below normal temperatures which returned late in the week. Winds died down for portions of the week allowing herbicide applications. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers were impacting low lying areas. The last fields of soybeans and sorghum were being planted and dry bean and proso millet seeding were active in the west.

Precipitation was limited during the week except for portions of extreme northeast Nebraska and the western Panhandle. South Central counties were dry. Temps averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached triple digits in the east and south with lows in the 40’s and 50’s recorded statewide.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 65 good, and 9 exc. Corn emerged was at 98%, same as last year and avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 7 exc. Soybean planting was 98% complete, ahead of 96 last year and avg. Soybeans emerged was 84%, near last year’s 83 and 86 avg.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 74% good to excellent but near 57 avg. Wheat headed was 81%, behind last year’s 84 and 92 avg. Wheat was just beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 4% statewide, behind 12 last year and 9 days behind 26 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 75 good, and 5 exc. Sorghum planting was 94%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg. Sorghum emerged was 72%, ahead of 52 last year and 60 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 79 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 74 avg. Oats headed was 42%, below 45 last year and 52 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 56%, behind 69 last year and 73 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 11%, behind 20 last year and 31 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 26% complete, near 28 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 71 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 86% good to exc but above 67 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 59% complete, behind 64 last year and avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 10 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, well below last year’s 90 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -95 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 97 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 46 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 44 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.47 – 142% of normal.

NC: .0.31 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.06 – 137% of normal.

SW: 0.31 – 125% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 59% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 56% Dry beans planted, 11% Dry beans emerged, 42% Oats headed, 26% Proso millet planted, 94% Sorghum planted, 72% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 81% Wheat headed, 4% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 12, 2011

Warm, dry temperatures early in the week boosted crop development and provided an opportunity for hay crops to be harvested. However, this again gave way to below normal temperatures which returned late in the week. Winds died down for portions of the week allowing herbicide applications. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers were impacting low lying areas. The last fields of soybeans and sorghum were being planted and dry bean and proso millet seeding were active in the west.

Precipitation was limited during the week except for portions of extreme northeast Nebraska and the western Panhandle. South Central counties were dry. Temps averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached triple digits in the east and south with lows in the 40’s and 50’s recorded statewide.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 65 good, and 9 exc. Corn emerged was at 98%, same as last year and avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 7 exc. Soybean planting was 98% complete, ahead of 96 last year and avg. Soybeans emerged was 84%, near last year’s 83 and 86 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 74% good to excellent but near 57 avg. Wheat headed was 81%, behind last year’s 84 and 92 avg. Wheat was just beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 4% statewide, behind 12 last year and 9 days behind 26 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 75 good, and 5 exc. Sorghum planting was 94%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg. Sorghum emerged was 72%, ahead of 52 last year and 60 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 79 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 74 avg. Oats headed was 42%, below 45 last year and 52 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 56%, behind 69 last year and 73 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 11%, behind 20 last year and 31 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 26% complete, near 28 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 71 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 86% good to exc but above 67 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 59% complete, behind 64 last year and avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 10 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, well below last year’s 90 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -95 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 97 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 46 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 44 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.47 – 142% of normal.

NC: .0.31 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.06 – 137% of normal.

SW: 0.31 – 125% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 59% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 56% Dry beans planted, 11% Dry beans emerged, 42% Oats headed, 26% Proso millet planted, 94% Sorghum planted, 72% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 81% Wheat headed, 4% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 12, 2011

Warm, dry temperatures early in the week boosted crop development and provided an opportunity for hay crops to be harvested. However, this again gave way to below normal temperatures which returned late in the week. Winds died down for portions of the week allowing herbicide applications. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers were impacting low lying areas. The last fields of soybeans and sorghum were being planted and dry bean and proso millet seeding were active in the west.

Precipitation was limited during the week except for portions of extreme northeast Nebraska and the western Panhandle. South Central counties were dry. Temps averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached triple digits in the east and south with lows in the 40’s and 50’s recorded statewide.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 65 good, and 9 exc. Corn emerged was at 98%, same as last year and avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 7 exc. Soybean planting was 98% complete, ahead of 96 last year and avg. Soybeans emerged was 84%, near last year’s 83 and 86 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 74% good to excellent but near 57 avg. Wheat headed was 81%, behind last year’s 84 and 92 avg. Wheat was just beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 4% statewide, behind 12 last year and 9 days behind 26 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 75 good, and 5 exc. Sorghum planting was 94%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg. Sorghum emerged was 72%, ahead of 52 last year and 60 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 79 good, and 9 exc, below last year’s 90% good to exc but above 74 avg. Oats headed was 42%, below 45 last year and 52 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 56%, behind 69 last year and 73 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 11%, behind 20 last year and 31 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 26% complete, near 28 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 71 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 86% good to exc but above 67 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 59% complete, behind 64 last year and avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 10 exc, below 90% good to exc last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, well below last year’s 90 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -95 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 97 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 98 max, 46 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 44 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 8% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.47 – 142% of normal.

NC: .0.31 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.06 – 137% of normal.

SW: 0.31 – 125% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 59% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 56% Dry beans planted, 11% Dry beans emerged, 42% Oats headed, 26% Proso millet planted, 94% Sorghum planted, 72% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 81% Wheat headed, 4% Wheat turning color.