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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-24-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 18, 2010

Wheat harvest was in full swing in southwestern counties and had begun in the Panhandle. The heat and humidity are aiding crop development, but are placing stress on livestock in confined areas. Irrigation has started where necessary. Soybean development was advancing with most acreage blooming and a few fields setting pods. Hay harvest was difficult with wet conditions.

Rainfall totals varied across the state. The Central District averaged an inch and a half of precipitation while the Panhandle was the driest area with less than a quarter inch. Temperatures for the week reached the 100’s in the Southwest District and highs averaged in the 90’s across the rest of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent. Irrigated fields were 82% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 85, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 60%, ahead of last year’s 49 and 56 average. Corn in the dough stage was 2%, near last year and average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 62 good, and 15 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 51%, behind last year’s 58 and 59 average. Soybeans setting pods was 7%, behind last year’s 9 and 14 average.

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Sorghum conditions rated 2% poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 18 excellent. Sorghum headed was 5%, ahead of last year’s 1 and 3 average.

Wheat ripe at 74% was three days behind 88 last year and eight days behind the 92 average. Wheat harvested was 44%, two days behind last year’s 52, and eight days behind the 70 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 12 fair, 64 good, and 22 exc. Oats harvested was 43% complete, ahead of last year’s 28, but behind the 45 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 68 good, and 8 exc. Dry beans blooming was 11% complete, behind last year’s 20 and 26 avg. The first fields started to set pods.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 70 good, and 13 exc. Second cutting of alfalfa was 71% complete, ahead of last year’s 63 but near 72 avg. The third cutting of alfalfa was just getting started.

Wild hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 68 good, and 19 exc. Wild hay harvested was 56% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 18 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 54 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 93 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 105 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 7% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 125% of normal.

NC: 0.50 – 142% of normal.

CEN: 1.53 – 149% of normal.

SW: 0.34 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 71% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 60% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 11% Dry beans blooming, 43% Oats harvested, 5% Sorghum headed, 51% Soybeans blooming, 7% Soybeans setting pods, 74% Wheat ripe, 44% Wheat harvested, 56% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 18, 2010

Wheat harvest was in full swing in southwestern counties and had begun in the Panhandle. The heat and humidity are aiding crop development, but are placing stress on livestock in confined areas. Irrigation has started where necessary. Soybean development was advancing with most acreage blooming and a few fields setting pods. Hay harvest was difficult with wet conditions.

Rainfall totals varied across the state. The Central District averaged an inch and a half of precipitation while the Panhandle was the driest area with less than a quarter inch. Temperatures for the week reached the 100’s in the Southwest District and highs averaged in the 90’s across the rest of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent. Irrigated fields were 82% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 85, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 60%, ahead of last year’s 49 and 56 average. Corn in the dough stage was 2%, near last year and average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 62 good, and 15 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 51%, behind last year’s 58 and 59 average. Soybeans setting pods was 7%, behind last year’s 9 and 14 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 2% poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 18 excellent. Sorghum headed was 5%, ahead of last year’s 1 and 3 average.

Wheat ripe at 74% was three days behind 88 last year and eight days behind the 92 average. Wheat harvested was 44%, two days behind last year’s 52, and eight days behind the 70 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 12 fair, 64 good, and 22 exc. Oats harvested was 43% complete, ahead of last year’s 28, but behind the 45 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 68 good, and 8 exc. Dry beans blooming was 11% complete, behind last year’s 20 and 26 avg. The first fields started to set pods.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 70 good, and 13 exc. Second cutting of alfalfa was 71% complete, ahead of last year’s 63 but near 72 avg. The third cutting of alfalfa was just getting started.

Wild hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 68 good, and 19 exc. Wild hay harvested was 56% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 18 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 54 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 93 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 105 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 7% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 125% of normal.

NC: 0.50 – 142% of normal.

CEN: 1.53 – 149% of normal.

SW: 0.34 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 71% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 60% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 11% Dry beans blooming, 43% Oats harvested, 5% Sorghum headed, 51% Soybeans blooming, 7% Soybeans setting pods, 74% Wheat ripe, 44% Wheat harvested, 56% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 18, 2010

Wheat harvest was in full swing in southwestern counties and had begun in the Panhandle. The heat and humidity are aiding crop development, but are placing stress on livestock in confined areas. Irrigation has started where necessary. Soybean development was advancing with most acreage blooming and a few fields setting pods. Hay harvest was difficult with wet conditions.

Rainfall totals varied across the state. The Central District averaged an inch and a half of precipitation while the Panhandle was the driest area with less than a quarter inch. Temperatures for the week reached the 100’s in the Southwest District and highs averaged in the 90’s across the rest of the state.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 63 good, and 21 excellent. Irrigated fields were 82% good or excellent and dryland fields rated 85, both near year ago levels. Corn silked was 60%, ahead of last year’s 49 and 56 average. Corn in the dough stage was 2%, near last year and average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 62 good, and 15 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 51%, behind last year’s 58 and 59 average. Soybeans setting pods was 7%, behind last year’s 9 and 14 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 2% poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 18 excellent. Sorghum headed was 5%, ahead of last year’s 1 and 3 average.

Wheat ripe at 74% was three days behind 88 last year and eight days behind the 92 average. Wheat harvested was 44%, two days behind last year’s 52, and eight days behind the 70 average.

Oats conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 12 fair, 64 good, and 22 exc. Oats harvested was 43% complete, ahead of last year’s 28, but behind the 45 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 68 good, and 8 exc. Dry beans blooming was 11% complete, behind last year’s 20 and 26 avg. The first fields started to set pods.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 70 good, and 13 exc. Second cutting of alfalfa was 71% complete, ahead of last year’s 63 but near 72 avg. The third cutting of alfalfa was just getting started.

Wild hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 11 fair, 68 good, and 19 exc. Wild hay harvested was 56% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 18 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 54 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 93 max, 54 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 105 max, 55 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 7% surplus. Subsoil: 88% adequate, 9% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.17 – 125% of normal.

NC: 0.50 – 142% of normal.

CEN: 1.53 – 149% of normal.

SW: 0.34 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 71% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 60% Corn silked, 2% Corn dough, 11% Dry beans blooming, 43% Oats harvested, 5% Sorghum headed, 51% Soybeans blooming, 7% Soybeans setting pods, 74% Wheat ripe, 44% Wheat harvested, 56% Wild hay harvested.