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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-25-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 19, 2011

Below normal temperatures slowed development of crops and rain delayed field work. High winds were prevalent across the state and hail fell in numerous areas of the state damaging crops. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers continue to generate concern for crops in low lying areas. Dry bean, proso millet, and sunflower seeding were active in the west.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s in the East Central and South East districts. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. Accumulations of over an inch were recorded in numerous areas of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent, near last year.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 19 fair, 70 good, and 8 excellent, near year earlier. Soybeans emerged was 96%, ahead of last year’s 92 and 94 avg.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 27 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 70% good to excellent but near 56 avg. Wheat headed was 93%, behind last year’s 95 and 98 avg. Wheat was beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 30% statewide, ahead of 26 last year but 6 days behind 51 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 76 good, and 5 exc, above last year. Sorghum planting was 97%, ahead of 90 last year and 95 avg. Sorghum emerged was 81%, ahead of 75 last year and 79 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 76 good, and 10 exc, near last year’s 85% good to excellent but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 65%, behind 71 last year and 72 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 91%, near 90 last year and equal to avg. Dry Beans emerged was 40%, behind 54 last year and 63 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 63% complete, ahead of 40 last year and 50 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near last year’s 83% good to exc but above 65 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 83% complete, ahead of 80 last year and 79 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 9 exc, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, well below last year’s 91 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -86 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 28 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.92 – 142% of normal.

NC: .1.19 – 118% of normal.

CEN: 0.44 – 128% of normal.

SW: 1.04 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 91% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 65% Oats headed, 63% Proso millet planted, 97% Sorghum planted, 81% Sorghum emerged, 96% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed, 30% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 19, 2011

Below normal temperatures slowed development of crops and rain delayed field work. High winds were prevalent across the state and hail fell in numerous areas of the state damaging crops. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers continue to generate concern for crops in low lying areas. Dry bean, proso millet, and sunflower seeding were active in the west.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s in the East Central and South East districts. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. Accumulations of over an inch were recorded in numerous areas of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent, near last year.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 19 fair, 70 good, and 8 excellent, near year earlier. Soybeans emerged was 96%, ahead of last year’s 92 and 94 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 27 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 70% good to excellent but near 56 avg. Wheat headed was 93%, behind last year’s 95 and 98 avg. Wheat was beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 30% statewide, ahead of 26 last year but 6 days behind 51 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 76 good, and 5 exc, above last year. Sorghum planting was 97%, ahead of 90 last year and 95 avg. Sorghum emerged was 81%, ahead of 75 last year and 79 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 76 good, and 10 exc, near last year’s 85% good to excellent but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 65%, behind 71 last year and 72 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 91%, near 90 last year and equal to avg. Dry Beans emerged was 40%, behind 54 last year and 63 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 63% complete, ahead of 40 last year and 50 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near last year’s 83% good to exc but above 65 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 83% complete, ahead of 80 last year and 79 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 9 exc, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, well below last year’s 91 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -86 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 28 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.92 – 142% of normal.

NC: .1.19 – 118% of normal.

CEN: 0.44 – 128% of normal.

SW: 1.04 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 91% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 65% Oats headed, 63% Proso millet planted, 97% Sorghum planted, 81% Sorghum emerged, 96% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed, 30% Wheat turning color.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 19, 2011

Below normal temperatures slowed development of crops and rain delayed field work. High winds were prevalent across the state and hail fell in numerous areas of the state damaging crops. Flooding along the Missouri and Platte Rivers continue to generate concern for crops in low lying areas. Dry bean, proso millet, and sunflower seeding were active in the west.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s in the East Central and South East districts. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. Accumulations of over an inch were recorded in numerous areas of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent, near last year.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 19 fair, 70 good, and 8 excellent, near year earlier. Soybeans emerged was 96%, ahead of last year’s 92 and 94 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 27 fair, 50 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 70% good to excellent but near 56 avg. Wheat headed was 93%, behind last year’s 95 and 98 avg. Wheat was beginning to turn color in southern counties and was 30% statewide, ahead of 26 last year but 6 days behind 51 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 76 good, and 5 exc, above last year. Sorghum planting was 97%, ahead of 90 last year and 95 avg. Sorghum emerged was 81%, ahead of 75 last year and 79 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 76 good, and 10 exc, near last year’s 85% good to excellent but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 65%, behind 71 last year and 72 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 91%, near 90 last year and equal to avg. Dry Beans emerged was 40%, behind 54 last year and 63 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 63% complete, ahead of 40 last year and 50 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near last year’s 83% good to exc but above 65 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 83% complete, ahead of 80 last year and 79 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 9 exc, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, well below last year’s 91 good to excellent but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -86 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 28 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 84% adequate, 7% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.92 – 142% of normal.

NC: .1.19 – 118% of normal.

CEN: 0.44 – 128% of normal.

SW: 1.04 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 83% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 91% Dry beans planted, 40% Dry beans emerged, 65% Oats headed, 63% Proso millet planted, 97% Sorghum planted, 81% Sorghum emerged, 96% Soybeans emerged, 93% Wheat headed, 30% Wheat turning color.