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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-16-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 10, 2011

Wheat harvest progress was slow in southern counties due to rain and wet field conditions, while warm temperatures boosted row crop development. Corn pollination was beginning with the first tassels and silked ear shoots being seen. Crop spraying and hay baling were challenged due to rainfall. Irrigation was active where necessary.

Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the southern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Northeast District received limited precipitation. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached the upper 90’s and lows were recorded in the 50’s and 60’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent, near 86 good to excellent last year but above 76 avg. Irrigated corn conditions rated 85 percent good to excellent and dryland corn rated 84. Corn silked was 9 percent, behind 23 last year and 5 days behind 24 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 62 good, and 19 excellent, near 80 last year and above 72 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 19 percent, behind 35 last year and 34 avg.

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Wheat turning color was 96 percent, behind 98 last year and 99 avg. Wheat ripe was 34 percent, behind 39 last year and ten days behind 65 avg. Wheat harvest was 10 percent complete behind 21 last year and 10 days behind 38 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near 83 last year but above 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 83 good, and 6 excellent, near last year’s 91 percent good to excellent but above 71 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 80 last year but near 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 14 excellent, near 87 last year but above 66 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 37 percent complete, behind 61 last year and 54 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 12 excellent, below 92 percent good to excellent last year but above 71 avg. Wild hay harvested was 51 percent complete, ahead of 43 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93 good to excellent but above 65 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -96 max, 51 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 61 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.56 – 144% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 1.30 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.90 – 146% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 37% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 9% Corn silked, 19% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 34% Wheat ripe, 10% Wheat harvested, 51% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 10, 2011

Wheat harvest progress was slow in southern counties due to rain and wet field conditions, while warm temperatures boosted row crop development. Corn pollination was beginning with the first tassels and silked ear shoots being seen. Crop spraying and hay baling were challenged due to rainfall. Irrigation was active where necessary.

Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the southern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Northeast District received limited precipitation. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached the upper 90’s and lows were recorded in the 50’s and 60’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent, near 86 good to excellent last year but above 76 avg. Irrigated corn conditions rated 85 percent good to excellent and dryland corn rated 84. Corn silked was 9 percent, behind 23 last year and 5 days behind 24 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 62 good, and 19 excellent, near 80 last year and above 72 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 19 percent, behind 35 last year and 34 avg.

Wheat turning color was 96 percent, behind 98 last year and 99 avg. Wheat ripe was 34 percent, behind 39 last year and ten days behind 65 avg. Wheat harvest was 10 percent complete behind 21 last year and 10 days behind 38 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near 83 last year but above 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 83 good, and 6 excellent, near last year’s 91 percent good to excellent but above 71 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 80 last year but near 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 14 excellent, near 87 last year but above 66 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 37 percent complete, behind 61 last year and 54 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 12 excellent, below 92 percent good to excellent last year but above 71 avg. Wild hay harvested was 51 percent complete, ahead of 43 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93 good to excellent but above 65 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -96 max, 51 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 61 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.56 – 144% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 1.30 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.90 – 146% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 37% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 9% Corn silked, 19% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 34% Wheat ripe, 10% Wheat harvested, 51% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 10, 2011

Wheat harvest progress was slow in southern counties due to rain and wet field conditions, while warm temperatures boosted row crop development. Corn pollination was beginning with the first tassels and silked ear shoots being seen. Crop spraying and hay baling were challenged due to rainfall. Irrigation was active where necessary.

Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the southern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Northeast District received limited precipitation. Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached the upper 90’s and lows were recorded in the 50’s and 60’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent, near 86 good to excellent last year but above 76 avg. Irrigated corn conditions rated 85 percent good to excellent and dryland corn rated 84. Corn silked was 9 percent, behind 23 last year and 5 days behind 24 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 62 good, and 19 excellent, near 80 last year and above 72 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 19 percent, behind 35 last year and 34 avg.

Wheat turning color was 96 percent, behind 98 last year and 99 avg. Wheat ripe was 34 percent, behind 39 last year and ten days behind 65 avg. Wheat harvest was 10 percent complete behind 21 last year and 10 days behind 38 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 12 excellent, near 83 last year but above 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 83 good, and 6 excellent, near last year’s 91 percent good to excellent but above 71 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 8 excellent, below 80 last year but near 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 14 excellent, near 87 last year but above 66 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 37 percent complete, behind 61 last year and 54 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 12 excellent, below 92 percent good to excellent last year but above 71 avg. Wild hay harvested was 51 percent complete, ahead of 43 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93 good to excellent but above 65 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -96 max, 51 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 95 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 61 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 97 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 9% surplus. Subsoil: 86% adequate, 8% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.56 – 144% of normal.

NC: .1.05 – 132% of normal.

CEN: 1.30 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.90 – 146% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 37% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 9% Corn silked, 19% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 34% Wheat ripe, 10% Wheat harvested, 51% Wild hay harvested.