Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-23-11 | TheFencePost.com

Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-23-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 17, 2011

Rain in Panhandle counties delayed progress of wheat harvest, while high humidity made curing of hay a challenge for producers. Heat pushed corn pollination along with about a third of the crop showing silked ears. The impact of high winds on corn stands was being assessed in some central and eastern counties. Irrigation was active in many areas. As temperatures rose, producers were monitoring livestock to minimize heat stress.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in the upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the northern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Southeast District received limited precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 59 good, and 23 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 82% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 83. Corn silked was 34%, behind 55 last year and 4 days behind 52 avg. Corn in dough stage was 2%, equal to last year and near 3 avg.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 60 good, and 20 excellent, above 77% good to excellent last year and 71 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 41%, behind 50 last year and 53 avg. Soybeans setting pods were 3%, behind 6 last year and 11 avg.

Recommended Stories For You

Wheat ripe was 75%, ahead of 69 last year but four days behind 86 avg. Wheat harvest was 28% complete, behind 41 last year and 11 days behind 60 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 68 good, and 14 excellent, above 78% good to excellent last year and 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 10 fair, 79 good, and 9 excellent, near last year’s 87% good to excellent but above 70 avg. Oats harvested was 30%, behind 38 last year and 37 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 8 excellent, below 75% good to excellent last year and 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 17 excellent, equal to last year. Second cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, behind 68 last year and 69 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 64 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 70 avg. Wild hay harvested was 62% complete, ahead of 54 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 59 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 62 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 155% of normal.

NC: .2.05 – 143% of normal.

CEN: 0.96 – 143% of normal.

SW: 0.90 – 147% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 34% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 41% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 75% Wheat ripe, 28% Wheat harvested, 62% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 17, 2011

Rain in Panhandle counties delayed progress of wheat harvest, while high humidity made curing of hay a challenge for producers. Heat pushed corn pollination along with about a third of the crop showing silked ears. The impact of high winds on corn stands was being assessed in some central and eastern counties. Irrigation was active in many areas. As temperatures rose, producers were monitoring livestock to minimize heat stress.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in the upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the northern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Southeast District received limited precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 59 good, and 23 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 82% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 83. Corn silked was 34%, behind 55 last year and 4 days behind 52 avg. Corn in dough stage was 2%, equal to last year and near 3 avg.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 60 good, and 20 excellent, above 77% good to excellent last year and 71 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 41%, behind 50 last year and 53 avg. Soybeans setting pods were 3%, behind 6 last year and 11 avg.

Wheat ripe was 75%, ahead of 69 last year but four days behind 86 avg. Wheat harvest was 28% complete, behind 41 last year and 11 days behind 60 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 68 good, and 14 excellent, above 78% good to excellent last year and 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 10 fair, 79 good, and 9 excellent, near last year’s 87% good to excellent but above 70 avg. Oats harvested was 30%, behind 38 last year and 37 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 8 excellent, below 75% good to excellent last year and 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 17 excellent, equal to last year. Second cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, behind 68 last year and 69 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 64 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 70 avg. Wild hay harvested was 62% complete, ahead of 54 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 59 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 62 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 155% of normal.

NC: .2.05 – 143% of normal.

CEN: 0.96 – 143% of normal.

SW: 0.90 – 147% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 34% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 41% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 75% Wheat ripe, 28% Wheat harvested, 62% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 17, 2011

Rain in Panhandle counties delayed progress of wheat harvest, while high humidity made curing of hay a challenge for producers. Heat pushed corn pollination along with about a third of the crop showing silked ears. The impact of high winds on corn stands was being assessed in some central and eastern counties. Irrigation was active in many areas. As temperatures rose, producers were monitoring livestock to minimize heat stress.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in the upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall accumulations of one to two inches were recorded in the northern two thirds of the state with isolated locations receiving higher amounts. The Southeast District received limited precipitation.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 59 good, and 23 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 82% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 83. Corn silked was 34%, behind 55 last year and 4 days behind 52 avg. Corn in dough stage was 2%, equal to last year and near 3 avg.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 60 good, and 20 excellent, above 77% good to excellent last year and 71 avg. Soybeans blooming were at 41%, behind 50 last year and 53 avg. Soybeans setting pods were 3%, behind 6 last year and 11 avg.

Wheat ripe was 75%, ahead of 69 last year but four days behind 86 avg. Wheat harvest was 28% complete, behind 41 last year and 11 days behind 60 avg.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 17 fair, 68 good, and 14 excellent, above 78% good to excellent last year and 72 avg.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 10 fair, 79 good, and 9 excellent, near last year’s 87% good to excellent but above 70 avg. Oats harvested was 30%, behind 38 last year and 37 avg.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 58 good, and 8 excellent, below 75% good to excellent last year and 68 avg.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 17 excellent, equal to last year. Second cutting of alfalfa was 60% complete, behind 68 last year and 69 avg.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 64 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 70 avg. Wild hay harvested was 62% complete, ahead of 54 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent, below last year’s 92% good to excellent but above 62 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 59 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 59 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 96 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 100 max, 62 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 84% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 1.51 – 155% of normal.

NC: .2.05 – 143% of normal.

CEN: 0.96 – 143% of normal.

SW: 0.90 – 147% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 60% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 34% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 41% Soybeans blooming, 96% Wheat turning color, 75% Wheat ripe, 28% Wheat harvested, 62% Wild hay harvested.