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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-19-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 13, 2010

Heavy rain halted fieldwork and caused low land flooding in parts of central and northeast Nebraska. Rainfall totals of 5 to 6 inches were common for the week in central and northeastern counties, with extremes of more than 10 inches in a few locations. This delayed the finish of spring planting activities and made drydown of cut hay next to impossible. Dry conditions are needed to access fields and improve lot conditions for feedlot animals.

Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. All Districts averaged at least 1 inch of precipitation for the week. Currently, all districts are above normal precipitation for the growing season (since April 1).

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent. Corn emerged was 98% complete, behind last year’s 100 and ahead of 99 average. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied before corn is too high. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 96% complete, behind last year’s 100 and 97 average. Soybeans emerged was 84%, behind last year’s 97 and 89 average.

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Sorghum planting was 82% complete, behind last year’s 94 and 90 average. Sorghum emerged was 54% complete, behind last year’s 70 and 67 average.

Wheat conditions rated 5% poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 12 exc., near 74% good or exc. last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat headed was at 86%, behind last year’s 92 and 94 avg. Wheat turning color was 14% complete, same as last year’s 14 but six days behind 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 69 good, and 21 excellent. Oats headed was 50% complete, behind last year’s 53 and 56 average.

Dry beans planted showed little change and were 69% complete, near last year’s 67 but behind 75 avg. Acreage emerged was 22%, behind both 39 last year and 34 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or exc. cond. and 59 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 65% complete, near 62 last year and 66 avg. Cut fields have not dried down due to persistent rains and some crop losses are expected. Fields yet standing are in full bloom with quality losses possible.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% poor, 9 fair, 77 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 78 good and excellent and 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 83 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 85 max, 50 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 31% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 19% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 2.25 – 137% of normal.

NC: 4.88 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 5.29 – 149% of normal.

SW: 3.02 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 69% Dry beans planted, 22% Dry beans emerged, 50% Oats headed, 96% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 82% Sorghum planted, 54% Sorghum emerged, 86% Wheat headed, 14% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 13, 2010

Heavy rain halted fieldwork and caused low land flooding in parts of central and northeast Nebraska. Rainfall totals of 5 to 6 inches were common for the week in central and northeastern counties, with extremes of more than 10 inches in a few locations. This delayed the finish of spring planting activities and made drydown of cut hay next to impossible. Dry conditions are needed to access fields and improve lot conditions for feedlot animals.

Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. All Districts averaged at least 1 inch of precipitation for the week. Currently, all districts are above normal precipitation for the growing season (since April 1).

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent. Corn emerged was 98% complete, behind last year’s 100 and ahead of 99 average. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied before corn is too high. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 96% complete, behind last year’s 100 and 97 average. Soybeans emerged was 84%, behind last year’s 97 and 89 average.

Sorghum planting was 82% complete, behind last year’s 94 and 90 average. Sorghum emerged was 54% complete, behind last year’s 70 and 67 average.

Wheat conditions rated 5% poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 12 exc., near 74% good or exc. last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat headed was at 86%, behind last year’s 92 and 94 avg. Wheat turning color was 14% complete, same as last year’s 14 but six days behind 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 69 good, and 21 excellent. Oats headed was 50% complete, behind last year’s 53 and 56 average.

Dry beans planted showed little change and were 69% complete, near last year’s 67 but behind 75 avg. Acreage emerged was 22%, behind both 39 last year and 34 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or exc. cond. and 59 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 65% complete, near 62 last year and 66 avg. Cut fields have not dried down due to persistent rains and some crop losses are expected. Fields yet standing are in full bloom with quality losses possible.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% poor, 9 fair, 77 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 78 good and excellent and 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 83 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 85 max, 50 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 31% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 19% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 2.25 – 137% of normal.

NC: 4.88 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 5.29 – 149% of normal.

SW: 3.02 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 69% Dry beans planted, 22% Dry beans emerged, 50% Oats headed, 96% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 82% Sorghum planted, 54% Sorghum emerged, 86% Wheat headed, 14% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 13, 2010

Heavy rain halted fieldwork and caused low land flooding in parts of central and northeast Nebraska. Rainfall totals of 5 to 6 inches were common for the week in central and northeastern counties, with extremes of more than 10 inches in a few locations. This delayed the finish of spring planting activities and made drydown of cut hay next to impossible. Dry conditions are needed to access fields and improve lot conditions for feedlot animals.

Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the lower 90’s and lows in the mid 40’s. All Districts averaged at least 1 inch of precipitation for the week. Currently, all districts are above normal precipitation for the growing season (since April 1).

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent. Corn emerged was 98% complete, behind last year’s 100 and ahead of 99 average. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied before corn is too high. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 96% complete, behind last year’s 100 and 97 average. Soybeans emerged was 84%, behind last year’s 97 and 89 average.

Sorghum planting was 82% complete, behind last year’s 94 and 90 average. Sorghum emerged was 54% complete, behind last year’s 70 and 67 average.

Wheat conditions rated 5% poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 12 exc., near 74% good or exc. last year but well above 51 avg. Wheat headed was at 86%, behind last year’s 92 and 94 avg. Wheat turning color was 14% complete, same as last year’s 14 but six days behind 31 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 9% fair, 69 good, and 21 excellent. Oats headed was 50% complete, behind last year’s 53 and 56 average.

Dry beans planted showed little change and were 69% complete, near last year’s 67 but behind 75 avg. Acreage emerged was 22%, behind both 39 last year and 34 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 13 fair, 72 good, and 13 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or exc. cond. and 59 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 65% complete, near 62 last year and 66 avg. Cut fields have not dried down due to persistent rains and some crop losses are expected. Fields yet standing are in full bloom with quality losses possible.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% poor, 9 fair, 77 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 76 good, and 14 excellent, above last year’s 78 good and excellent and 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 83 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 84 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 85 max, 50 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 31% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 19% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 2.25 – 137% of normal.

NC: 4.88 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 5.29 – 149% of normal.

SW: 3.02 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 65% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 98% Corn emerged, 69% Dry beans planted, 22% Dry beans emerged, 50% Oats headed, 96% Soybeans planted, 84% Soybeans emerged, 82% Sorghum planted, 54% Sorghum emerged, 86% Wheat headed, 14% Wheat turning color.