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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-10-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 4, 2010

A mostly dry week with sunshine allowed producers back into fields to spray herbicides and harvest hay. However, statewide rainfall on Sunday again shut down field activities. Wheat harvest was mostly complete in the Southeast and progressing westward. Rainfall has allowed some producers to turn off irrigation wells. Wind and hail this week again caused damage to scattered fields. Previously flooded fields were assessed to see if replanting is necessary. High numbers of grasshoppers were present in some Panhandle counties. Feedlot conditions have improved.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the mid 50’s. The week was predominately dry until the weekend which saw precipitation across much of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 64 good, and 19 excellent. Irrigated fields were 83% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 84, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 7%, ahead of last year’s 5, but equal to average.

Soybean conditions rated 3% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 60 good, and 14 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 17%, ahead of last year’s 11 but behind the 20 average.

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Wheat conditions rated 3% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 57 good, and 12 exc. Wheat turning color was 90% complete, near last year’s 91 but behind 95 average. Wheat ripe at 30% was behind 32 last year and five days behind the 50 average. Wheat harvested was 13%, two days ahead of last year’s 9, but four days behind the 24 average.

Proso Millet planted was 95% planted, ahead of last year’s 82 and 90 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 12% fair, 64 good, and 23 excellent. Oats headed was 96% complete, ahead of last year’s 93 and 95 average. Oats harvested was 4% complete, equal to last year but behind the 7 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Dry beans emerged was 94%, equal to last year but behind the 97 average.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 12 fair, 68 good, and 15 excellent. First cutting of alfalfa was 99% complete, ahead of 95 last year and 98 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 34% complete, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind 36 average.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 71 good, and 18 excellent. Wild Hay harvested was 34% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 96 max, 54 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 51 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 54 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 123% of normal.

NC: 0.52 – 149% of normal.

CEN: 0.51 – 146% of normal.

SW: 0.40 – 123% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 34% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 7% Corn silked, 94% Dry beans emerged, 96% Oats headed, 4% Oats harvested, 95% Proso millet planted, 17% Sorghum blooming, 90% Wheat turning color, 30% Wheat ripe, 13% Wheat harvested, 34% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 4, 2010

A mostly dry week with sunshine allowed producers back into fields to spray herbicides and harvest hay. However, statewide rainfall on Sunday again shut down field activities. Wheat harvest was mostly complete in the Southeast and progressing westward. Rainfall has allowed some producers to turn off irrigation wells. Wind and hail this week again caused damage to scattered fields. Previously flooded fields were assessed to see if replanting is necessary. High numbers of grasshoppers were present in some Panhandle counties. Feedlot conditions have improved.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the mid 50’s. The week was predominately dry until the weekend which saw precipitation across much of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 64 good, and 19 excellent. Irrigated fields were 83% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 84, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 7%, ahead of last year’s 5, but equal to average.

Soybean conditions rated 3% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 60 good, and 14 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 17%, ahead of last year’s 11 but behind the 20 average.

Wheat conditions rated 3% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 57 good, and 12 exc. Wheat turning color was 90% complete, near last year’s 91 but behind 95 average. Wheat ripe at 30% was behind 32 last year and five days behind the 50 average. Wheat harvested was 13%, two days ahead of last year’s 9, but four days behind the 24 average.

Proso Millet planted was 95% planted, ahead of last year’s 82 and 90 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 12% fair, 64 good, and 23 excellent. Oats headed was 96% complete, ahead of last year’s 93 and 95 average. Oats harvested was 4% complete, equal to last year but behind the 7 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Dry beans emerged was 94%, equal to last year but behind the 97 average.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 12 fair, 68 good, and 15 excellent. First cutting of alfalfa was 99% complete, ahead of 95 last year and 98 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 34% complete, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind 36 average.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 71 good, and 18 excellent. Wild Hay harvested was 34% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 96 max, 54 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 51 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 54 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 123% of normal.

NC: 0.52 – 149% of normal.

CEN: 0.51 – 146% of normal.

SW: 0.40 – 123% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 34% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 7% Corn silked, 94% Dry beans emerged, 96% Oats headed, 4% Oats harvested, 95% Proso millet planted, 17% Sorghum blooming, 90% Wheat turning color, 30% Wheat ripe, 13% Wheat harvested, 34% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 4, 2010

A mostly dry week with sunshine allowed producers back into fields to spray herbicides and harvest hay. However, statewide rainfall on Sunday again shut down field activities. Wheat harvest was mostly complete in the Southeast and progressing westward. Rainfall has allowed some producers to turn off irrigation wells. Wind and hail this week again caused damage to scattered fields. Previously flooded fields were assessed to see if replanting is necessary. High numbers of grasshoppers were present in some Panhandle counties. Feedlot conditions have improved.

Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the mid 50’s. The week was predominately dry until the weekend which saw precipitation across much of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 64 good, and 19 excellent. Irrigated fields were 83% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 84, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 7%, ahead of last year’s 5, but equal to average.

Soybean conditions rated 3% very poor, 4 poor, 19 fair, 60 good, and 14 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 17%, ahead of last year’s 11 but behind the 20 average.

Wheat conditions rated 3% very poor, 6 poor, 22 fair, 57 good, and 12 exc. Wheat turning color was 90% complete, near last year’s 91 but behind 95 average. Wheat ripe at 30% was behind 32 last year and five days behind the 50 average. Wheat harvested was 13%, two days ahead of last year’s 9, but four days behind the 24 average.

Proso Millet planted was 95% planted, ahead of last year’s 82 and 90 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 12% fair, 64 good, and 23 excellent. Oats headed was 96% complete, ahead of last year’s 93 and 95 average. Oats harvested was 4% complete, equal to last year but behind the 7 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 2% poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Dry beans emerged was 94%, equal to last year but behind the 97 average.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 12 fair, 68 good, and 15 excellent. First cutting of alfalfa was 99% complete, ahead of 95 last year and 98 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 34% complete, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind 36 average.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 71 good, and 18 excellent. Wild Hay harvested was 34% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 96 max, 54 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 51 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 54 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 10% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.41 – 123% of normal.

NC: 0.52 – 149% of normal.

CEN: 0.51 – 146% of normal.

SW: 0.40 – 123% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 99% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 34% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 7% Corn silked, 94% Dry beans emerged, 96% Oats headed, 4% Oats harvested, 95% Proso millet planted, 17% Sorghum blooming, 90% Wheat turning color, 30% Wheat ripe, 13% Wheat harvested, 34% Wild hay harvested.