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Plains Edition USDA Information for 6-4-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 29, 2011

Field work was hampered due to significant rainfall, strong winds and below average temperatures impacting the state. Planting of spring crops and herbicide applications were once again delayed with only 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Growing degree day accumulations since April 1 are well behind average with the cool, spring conditions. Development of all crops is behind average.

Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. The Central and South Central districts received the heaviest amounts with some areas recording over 5 inches. Flooding occurred in low lying areas. Hail was reported in isolated locations. Temperatures for the week ranged from 2 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the west. Highs were in the 70’s and 80’s with the Southeast District being the warmest area of the state. Lows temperatures dipped to the mid 30’s in the west and 40’s in the east.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 33 fair, 60 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planting advanced to 97% complete, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Corn emerged was 77%, near 76 last year but three days behind 83 avg.

Soybean planting was 78% complete, behind 82 last year and 84 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, ahead of last year’s 39 but behind 45 avg.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 13 poor, 34 fair, 46 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 77% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 90%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 33%, ahead of last year’s 29, but five days behind 52 avg.

Sorghum planting was 47%, ahead of 43 last year, but behind 57 avg. Sorghum emerged was 19%, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 21 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 77 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 77 avg. Oats emerged was at 89%, behind 99 last year and avg. Oats headed was 7%, ahead of 3 last year but behind 13 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 10%, behind 13 last year and 25 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 85% good to excellent, but above 70 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 8% complete, well behind last year’s 27 and ten days behind 31 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 5 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 86 good to excellent but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -71 max, 35 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 35 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 34 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 34 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 20% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.29 – 166% of normal.

NC: .1.36 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 3.02 – 164% of normal.

SW: 2.49 – 161% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 8% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 97% Corn planted, 77% Corn emerged, 10% Dry beans planted, 89% Oats emerged, 7% Oats headed, 47% Sorghum planted, 19% Sorghum emerged, 78% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 90% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 29, 2011

Field work was hampered due to significant rainfall, strong winds and below average temperatures impacting the state. Planting of spring crops and herbicide applications were once again delayed with only 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Growing degree day accumulations since April 1 are well behind average with the cool, spring conditions. Development of all crops is behind average.

Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. The Central and South Central districts received the heaviest amounts with some areas recording over 5 inches. Flooding occurred in low lying areas. Hail was reported in isolated locations. Temperatures for the week ranged from 2 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the west. Highs were in the 70’s and 80’s with the Southeast District being the warmest area of the state. Lows temperatures dipped to the mid 30’s in the west and 40’s in the east.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 33 fair, 60 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planting advanced to 97% complete, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Corn emerged was 77%, near 76 last year but three days behind 83 avg.

Soybean planting was 78% complete, behind 82 last year and 84 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, ahead of last year’s 39 but behind 45 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 13 poor, 34 fair, 46 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 77% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 90%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 33%, ahead of last year’s 29, but five days behind 52 avg.

Sorghum planting was 47%, ahead of 43 last year, but behind 57 avg. Sorghum emerged was 19%, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 21 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 77 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 77 avg. Oats emerged was at 89%, behind 99 last year and avg. Oats headed was 7%, ahead of 3 last year but behind 13 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 10%, behind 13 last year and 25 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 85% good to excellent, but above 70 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 8% complete, well behind last year’s 27 and ten days behind 31 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 5 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 86 good to excellent but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -71 max, 35 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 35 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 34 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 34 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 20% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.29 – 166% of normal.

NC: .1.36 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 3.02 – 164% of normal.

SW: 2.49 – 161% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 8% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 97% Corn planted, 77% Corn emerged, 10% Dry beans planted, 89% Oats emerged, 7% Oats headed, 47% Sorghum planted, 19% Sorghum emerged, 78% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 90% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 29, 2011

Field work was hampered due to significant rainfall, strong winds and below average temperatures impacting the state. Planting of spring crops and herbicide applications were once again delayed with only 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Growing degree day accumulations since April 1 are well behind average with the cool, spring conditions. Development of all crops is behind average.

Precipitation fell across all areas of the state. The Central and South Central districts received the heaviest amounts with some areas recording over 5 inches. Flooding occurred in low lying areas. Hail was reported in isolated locations. Temperatures for the week ranged from 2 degrees below normal in the east to 8 degrees below normal in the west. Highs were in the 70’s and 80’s with the Southeast District being the warmest area of the state. Lows temperatures dipped to the mid 30’s in the west and 40’s in the east.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 33 fair, 60 good, and 4 excellent. Corn planting advanced to 97% complete, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Corn emerged was 77%, near 76 last year but three days behind 83 avg.

Soybean planting was 78% complete, behind 82 last year and 84 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, ahead of last year’s 39 but behind 45 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 13 poor, 34 fair, 46 good, and 6 excellent, below last year’s 77% good to excellent and 60 avg. Wheat jointed was 90%, ahead of last year’s 87 but behind 96 avg. Wheat headed was 33%, ahead of last year’s 29, but five days behind 52 avg.

Sorghum planting was 47%, ahead of 43 last year, but behind 57 avg. Sorghum emerged was 19%, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 21 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 77 good, and 7 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 77 avg. Oats emerged was at 89%, behind 99 last year and avg. Oats headed was 7%, ahead of 3 last year but behind 13 avg.

Dry Beans planted was 10%, behind 13 last year and 25 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent, below last year’s 85% good to excellent, but above 70 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 8% complete, well behind last year’s 27 and ten days behind 31 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 5 poor, 22 fair, 68 good, and 5 exc, well below last year’s 86 good to excellent but above 67 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -71 max, 35 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 35 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 79 max, 34 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 82 max, 34 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 20% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.29 – 166% of normal.

NC: .1.36 – 126% of normal.

CEN: 3.02 – 164% of normal.

SW: 2.49 – 161% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 8% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 97% Corn planted, 77% Corn emerged, 10% Dry beans planted, 89% Oats emerged, 7% Oats headed, 47% Sorghum planted, 19% Sorghum emerged, 78% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 90% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.