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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-27-09

• NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 21, 2009

Warmer weather and rain helped advance crop growth. Almost half of the wheat fields were turning color with harvest expected to begin next week in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Rain slowed haying and applying herbicides across the state. In isolated areas, hail, tornados, and damaging winds occurred overturning pivots and causing some green snap.

Temps averaged three degrees below normal in the Panhandle, North Central, and Southwestern Districts, while the remainder of the state was at or slightly above normal. Temps ranged from high’s in the lower 90’s to lows in the upper 40’s. Precipitation was widespread with all districts receiving over an inch of precipitation except for the Panhandle.

• Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 62 good, and 21 excellent, well above last year’s 70 percent good or excellent rating. Dryland fields rated 85 percent good or excellent and irrigated fields rated 82 good or excellent.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 66 good, and 18 excellent, well above last year’s 68 percent good or excellent condition.

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Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 54 good, and 20 excellent, well above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition. Wheat turning color was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 38 but six days behind the 69 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 54 good, and 14 excellent, near last year’s 69 percent good or excellent condition. First cutting was 74 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 70 but behind the 87 average. Second cutting is 2 percent complete, near last year but behind the 7 average.

Oat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 9 poor, 8 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 90 percent good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 58 and near the 79 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 64 good, and 13 excellent, above last year’s 66 percent good or excellent condition. Sorghum emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 75 and 86 average.

Dry bean planting was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 93 and the average of 94. Dry beans emerged was 77 percent, ahead of last year’s 56 and four days ahead of the 67 average.

Proso millet planted was 42 percent, behind last year’s 67 and a week behind the 64 average.

• Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent.

• Temperature Data by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 47 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 53 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

• Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 7% surplus.

• Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.82 – 148% of normal.

NC: 1.09 – 96% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 102% of normal.

SW: 1.36 – 141% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 2% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 90% Dry beans planted, 77% Dry beans emerged, 80% Oats headed, 42% Proso millet planted, 91% Sorghum emerged, 99% Wheat headed. 45% Wheat turning color.

• NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 21, 2009

Warmer weather and rain helped advance crop growth. Almost half of the wheat fields were turning color with harvest expected to begin next week in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Rain slowed haying and applying herbicides across the state. In isolated areas, hail, tornados, and damaging winds occurred overturning pivots and causing some green snap.

Temps averaged three degrees below normal in the Panhandle, North Central, and Southwestern Districts, while the remainder of the state was at or slightly above normal. Temps ranged from high’s in the lower 90’s to lows in the upper 40’s. Precipitation was widespread with all districts receiving over an inch of precipitation except for the Panhandle.

• Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 62 good, and 21 excellent, well above last year’s 70 percent good or excellent rating. Dryland fields rated 85 percent good or excellent and irrigated fields rated 82 good or excellent.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 66 good, and 18 excellent, well above last year’s 68 percent good or excellent condition.

Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 54 good, and 20 excellent, well above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition. Wheat turning color was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 38 but six days behind the 69 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 54 good, and 14 excellent, near last year’s 69 percent good or excellent condition. First cutting was 74 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 70 but behind the 87 average. Second cutting is 2 percent complete, near last year but behind the 7 average.

Oat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 9 poor, 8 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 90 percent good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 58 and near the 79 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 64 good, and 13 excellent, above last year’s 66 percent good or excellent condition. Sorghum emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 75 and 86 average.

Dry bean planting was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 93 and the average of 94. Dry beans emerged was 77 percent, ahead of last year’s 56 and four days ahead of the 67 average.

Proso millet planted was 42 percent, behind last year’s 67 and a week behind the 64 average.

• Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent.

• Temperature Data by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 47 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 53 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

• Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 7% surplus.

• Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.82 – 148% of normal.

NC: 1.09 – 96% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 102% of normal.

SW: 1.36 – 141% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 2% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 90% Dry beans planted, 77% Dry beans emerged, 80% Oats headed, 42% Proso millet planted, 91% Sorghum emerged, 99% Wheat headed. 45% Wheat turning color.

• NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 21, 2009

Warmer weather and rain helped advance crop growth. Almost half of the wheat fields were turning color with harvest expected to begin next week in the southeast and by mid July in the Panhandle. Rain slowed haying and applying herbicides across the state. In isolated areas, hail, tornados, and damaging winds occurred overturning pivots and causing some green snap.

Temps averaged three degrees below normal in the Panhandle, North Central, and Southwestern Districts, while the remainder of the state was at or slightly above normal. Temps ranged from high’s in the lower 90’s to lows in the upper 40’s. Precipitation was widespread with all districts receiving over an inch of precipitation except for the Panhandle.

• Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 62 good, and 21 excellent, well above last year’s 70 percent good or excellent rating. Dryland fields rated 85 percent good or excellent and irrigated fields rated 82 good or excellent.

Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 66 good, and 18 excellent, well above last year’s 68 percent good or excellent condition.

Wheat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 54 good, and 20 excellent, well above last year’s 63 percent good or excellent condition. Wheat turning color was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 38 but six days behind the 69 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 54 good, and 14 excellent, near last year’s 69 percent good or excellent condition. First cutting was 74 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 70 but behind the 87 average. Second cutting is 2 percent complete, near last year but behind the 7 average.

Oat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 9 poor, 8 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 90 percent good or excellent condition. Oats headed was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 58 and near the 79 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 64 good, and 13 excellent, above last year’s 66 percent good or excellent condition. Sorghum emerged was 91 percent, ahead of last year’s 75 and 86 average.

Dry bean planting was 90 percent complete, behind last year’s 93 and the average of 94. Dry beans emerged was 77 percent, ahead of last year’s 56 and four days ahead of the 67 average.

Proso millet planted was 42 percent, behind last year’s 67 and a week behind the 64 average.

• Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent.

• Temperature Data by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 85 max, 47 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 53 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 89 max, 50 min.

• Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 7% surplus.

• Precipitation in inches

NW: 0.82 – 148% of normal.

NC: 1.09 – 96% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 102% of normal.

SW: 1.36 – 141% of normal.

• FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 74% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 2% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 90% Dry beans planted, 77% Dry beans emerged, 80% Oats headed, 42% Proso millet planted, 91% Sorghum emerged, 99% Wheat headed. 45% Wheat turning color.