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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-20-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 14, 2009

Wet conditions across much of the state kept producers out of fields and slowed crop development. Flooding, hail, and severe storms were noted in parts of Nebraska. Winter wheat progress to maturity has been slow and remains behind normal. Harvest is likely to start at the end of the month in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Field work was limited during the week with western producers making little progress planting dry beans and millet.

Temperatures averaged 9 degrees below normal and ranged from highs in the upper 70’s across the state to lows in the 30’s in the Panhandle. Over an inch of precipitation fell in all districts except for the Southeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent, well above last year’s 66% good or excellent rating. Sunshine is needed to advance crop development.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 66 good, and 14 excellent, well above last year’s 68% good or excellent condition. Soybeans emerged was 98%, almost three weeks ahead of last year’s 74 and a week ahead the 89 avg.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 57 good, and 17 excellent, well above last year’s 64% good or excellent condition. Wheat headed climbed to 93% complete, near last year’s 92 but behind the 96 avg. Wheat turning color was 16%, ahead of last year’s 11 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 11 excellent, near last year’s 71% good or excellent condition. First cutting was 63%

complete, well ahead of last year’s 39 but behind the 72 avg. Wet conditions hampered harvest.

Oat conditions rated 0% very poor, 9 poor, 10 fair, 68 good, and 13 excellent, below last year’s 90% good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 56%, ahead of last year’s 45 but behind the 63 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above last years 62% good or excellent. Sorghum planted was 96% complete, ahead of year’s 85 and the 91 avg. Sorghum emerged was 73%, ahead of last year’s 58 and the 71 avg.

Dry bean planting was 67% complete, behind last year’s 69 and five days behind the 81 avg. Dry beans emerged was 40%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 37 avg.

Proso millet planted was 28%, near last year’s 29 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 13 excellent, near last year’s 75% good or excellent condition.

• TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 40 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 41 min.

• TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

• PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 2.48 – 150% of normal.

NC: 1.41 – 89% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 90% of normal.

SW: 1.29 – 137% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 63% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 67% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 56% Oats headed, 28% Proso millet planted, 96% Sorghum planted, 73% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed. 16% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 14, 2009

Wet conditions across much of the state kept producers out of fields and slowed crop development. Flooding, hail, and severe storms were noted in parts of Nebraska. Winter wheat progress to maturity has been slow and remains behind normal. Harvest is likely to start at the end of the month in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Field work was limited during the week with western producers making little progress planting dry beans and millet.

Temperatures averaged 9 degrees below normal and ranged from highs in the upper 70’s across the state to lows in the 30’s in the Panhandle. Over an inch of precipitation fell in all districts except for the Southeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent, well above last year’s 66% good or excellent rating. Sunshine is needed to advance crop development.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 66 good, and 14 excellent, well above last year’s 68% good or excellent condition. Soybeans emerged was 98%, almost three weeks ahead of last year’s 74 and a week ahead the 89 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 57 good, and 17 excellent, well above last year’s 64% good or excellent condition. Wheat headed climbed to 93% complete, near last year’s 92 but behind the 96 avg. Wheat turning color was 16%, ahead of last year’s 11 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 11 excellent, near last year’s 71% good or excellent condition. First cutting was 63%

complete, well ahead of last year’s 39 but behind the 72 avg. Wet conditions hampered harvest.

Oat conditions rated 0% very poor, 9 poor, 10 fair, 68 good, and 13 excellent, below last year’s 90% good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 56%, ahead of last year’s 45 but behind the 63 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above last years 62% good or excellent. Sorghum planted was 96% complete, ahead of year’s 85 and the 91 avg. Sorghum emerged was 73%, ahead of last year’s 58 and the 71 avg.

Dry bean planting was 67% complete, behind last year’s 69 and five days behind the 81 avg. Dry beans emerged was 40%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 37 avg.

Proso millet planted was 28%, near last year’s 29 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 13 excellent, near last year’s 75% good or excellent condition.

• TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 40 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 41 min.

• TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

• PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 2.48 – 150% of normal.

NC: 1.41 – 89% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 90% of normal.

SW: 1.29 – 137% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 63% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 67% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 56% Oats headed, 28% Proso millet planted, 96% Sorghum planted, 73% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed. 16% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 14, 2009

Wet conditions across much of the state kept producers out of fields and slowed crop development. Flooding, hail, and severe storms were noted in parts of Nebraska. Winter wheat progress to maturity has been slow and remains behind normal. Harvest is likely to start at the end of the month in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Field work was limited during the week with western producers making little progress planting dry beans and millet.

Temperatures averaged 9 degrees below normal and ranged from highs in the upper 70’s across the state to lows in the 30’s in the Panhandle. Over an inch of precipitation fell in all districts except for the Southeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent, well above last year’s 66% good or excellent rating. Sunshine is needed to advance crop development.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 66 good, and 14 excellent, well above last year’s 68% good or excellent condition. Soybeans emerged was 98%, almost three weeks ahead of last year’s 74 and a week ahead the 89 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 57 good, and 17 excellent, well above last year’s 64% good or excellent condition. Wheat headed climbed to 93% complete, near last year’s 92 but behind the 96 avg. Wheat turning color was 16%, ahead of last year’s 11 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 11 excellent, near last year’s 71% good or excellent condition. First cutting was 63%

complete, well ahead of last year’s 39 but behind the 72 avg. Wet conditions hampered harvest.

Oat conditions rated 0% very poor, 9 poor, 10 fair, 68 good, and 13 excellent, below last year’s 90% good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 56%, ahead of last year’s 45 but behind the 63 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above last years 62% good or excellent. Sorghum planted was 96% complete, ahead of year’s 85 and the 91 avg. Sorghum emerged was 73%, ahead of last year’s 58 and the 71 avg.

Dry bean planting was 67% complete, behind last year’s 69 and five days behind the 81 avg. Dry beans emerged was 40%, ahead of last year’s 23 and 37 avg.

Proso millet planted was 28%, near last year’s 29 but a week behind the 43 avg.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 13 excellent, near last year’s 75% good or excellent condition.

• TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 79 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 77 max, 40 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 41 min.

• TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 81% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

• PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 2.48 – 150% of normal.

NC: 1.41 – 89% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 90% of normal.

SW: 1.29 – 137% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 63% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 67% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 56% Oats headed, 28% Proso millet planted, 96% Sorghum planted, 73% Sorghum emerged, 98% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed. 16% Wheat turning color.