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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-2-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 26, 2011

Another wet week with below normal temperatures slowed crop development across the state. Strong winds and hail impacted localized areas with crop damage ranging from shredded leaves to total plant destruction. Low lying fields along major waterways were saturated or under water from rain and flooding. However in some southern areas, pivots were being run. Spraying crops and baling hay were the main field activities. Where soil conditions allowed, proso millet and sunflower planting were active in the west.

Temps averaged 5 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s across the southern third of the state. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. All districts had locations that received over 1 inch of rain. Accumulations of over 5.5 inches of rainfall were recorded in a few locations in the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 64 good, and 15 exc, near 81 good to exc last year and 77 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 67 good, and 13 exc, above previous year.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 29 fair, 46 good, and 10 exc, below last year’s 71% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 50%, behind 65 last year and 8 days behind 75 avg. Wheat ripe was 7%, ahead of 4 last year, but behind 17 avg. Likely start of wheat harvest in southern counties is near July 5th.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 71 good, and 7 exc, below last year. Sorghum emerged was 99%, ahead of 94 last year and 93 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 77%, behind 90 last year and 87 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0% very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc. Dry Beans planted was 97%, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 73%, behind 87 last year and 84 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 80% complete, near 79 last year but ahead of 75 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, equal to last year but above 66 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 92% complete, equal to last year and avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 6% complete, behind 9 last year and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 63 good, and 12 exc, below 88% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 21% complete, ahead of 16 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 16 fair, 68 good, and 13 exc, well below last year’s 92 good to exc but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -88 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 92 max, 49 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 12% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.96 – 149% of normal.

NC: .2.23 – 134% of normal.

CEN: 2.65 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.98 – 142% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 92% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 6% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 97% Dry beans planted, 73% Dry beans emerged, 77% Oats headed, 80% Proso millet planted, 99% Sorghum emerged, 50% Wheat turning color, 7% Wheat ripe, 21% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 26, 2011

Another wet week with below normal temperatures slowed crop development across the state. Strong winds and hail impacted localized areas with crop damage ranging from shredded leaves to total plant destruction. Low lying fields along major waterways were saturated or under water from rain and flooding. However in some southern areas, pivots were being run. Spraying crops and baling hay were the main field activities. Where soil conditions allowed, proso millet and sunflower planting were active in the west.

Temps averaged 5 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s across the southern third of the state. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. All districts had locations that received over 1 inch of rain. Accumulations of over 5.5 inches of rainfall were recorded in a few locations in the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 64 good, and 15 exc, near 81 good to exc last year and 77 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 67 good, and 13 exc, above previous year.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 29 fair, 46 good, and 10 exc, below last year’s 71% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 50%, behind 65 last year and 8 days behind 75 avg. Wheat ripe was 7%, ahead of 4 last year, but behind 17 avg. Likely start of wheat harvest in southern counties is near July 5th.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 71 good, and 7 exc, below last year. Sorghum emerged was 99%, ahead of 94 last year and 93 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 77%, behind 90 last year and 87 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0% very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc. Dry Beans planted was 97%, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 73%, behind 87 last year and 84 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 80% complete, near 79 last year but ahead of 75 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, equal to last year but above 66 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 92% complete, equal to last year and avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 6% complete, behind 9 last year and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 63 good, and 12 exc, below 88% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 21% complete, ahead of 16 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 16 fair, 68 good, and 13 exc, well below last year’s 92 good to exc but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -88 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 92 max, 49 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 12% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.96 – 149% of normal.

NC: .2.23 – 134% of normal.

CEN: 2.65 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.98 – 142% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 92% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 6% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 97% Dry beans planted, 73% Dry beans emerged, 77% Oats headed, 80% Proso millet planted, 99% Sorghum emerged, 50% Wheat turning color, 7% Wheat ripe, 21% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 26, 2011

Another wet week with below normal temperatures slowed crop development across the state. Strong winds and hail impacted localized areas with crop damage ranging from shredded leaves to total plant destruction. Low lying fields along major waterways were saturated or under water from rain and flooding. However in some southern areas, pivots were being run. Spraying crops and baling hay were the main field activities. Where soil conditions allowed, proso millet and sunflower planting were active in the west.

Temps averaged 5 degrees below normal. Highs reached the low 90’s across the southern third of the state. Lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s statewide. All districts had locations that received over 1 inch of rain. Accumulations of over 5.5 inches of rainfall were recorded in a few locations in the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 64 good, and 15 exc, near 81 good to exc last year and 77 avg.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 67 good, and 13 exc, above previous year.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 14 poor, 29 fair, 46 good, and 10 exc, below last year’s 71% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 50%, behind 65 last year and 8 days behind 75 avg. Wheat ripe was 7%, ahead of 4 last year, but behind 17 avg. Likely start of wheat harvest in southern counties is near July 5th.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 71 good, and 7 exc, below last year. Sorghum emerged was 99%, ahead of 94 last year and 93 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, below last year’s 88% good to exc but above 72 avg. Oats headed was 77%, behind 90 last year and 87 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 0% very poor, 6 poor, 31 fair, 58 good, and 5 exc. Dry Beans planted was 97%, near 99 last year and 98 avg. Dry Beans emerged was 73%, behind 87 last year and 84 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 80% complete, near 79 last year but ahead of 75 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc, equal to last year but above 66 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 92% complete, equal to last year and avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 6% complete, behind 9 last year and 14 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 63 good, and 12 exc, below 88% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 21% complete, ahead of 16 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 16 fair, 68 good, and 13 exc, well below last year’s 92 good to exc but above 68 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -88 max, 46 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 50 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 49 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 92 max, 49 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 83% adequate, 12% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.96 – 149% of normal.

NC: .2.23 – 134% of normal.

CEN: 2.65 – 143% of normal.

SW: 1.98 – 142% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 92% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 6% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 97% Dry beans planted, 73% Dry beans emerged, 77% Oats headed, 80% Proso millet planted, 99% Sorghum emerged, 50% Wheat turning color, 7% Wheat ripe, 21% Wild hay harvested.