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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-3-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 27, 2010

Warm temperatures and dryer conditions the last half of the week allowed soils to dry and producers to get back into fields. The warmer conditions aided crop development. Producers were assessing the impact of the season’s above normal rainfall and localized hail. Hay harvest has been difficult due to the extended wet weather. Feedlot conditions were starting to improve but lots will take additional time to dry out.

All areas of the state received rain. The eastern third of the state and South Central District received over two and one quarter inches of precipitation. The driest area was the Panhandle with only one quarter inch of moisture. Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the low 50’s. The northern third of the state continues behind in the number of Growing Degree Days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 64 good, and 17 exc. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils was also a concern.

Soybeans emerged was near complete, compared to last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Soybeans blooming was 2%, equal to last year but behind the 5 avg.

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Sorghum planting was 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but same as average. Sorghum emerged was 96% complete, near last year’s 95 and 95 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, near 73% good or exc last year. Wheat turning color was 71% complete, near last year’s 72 but behind 82 avg. Wheat ripe at 5% was ten days behind 11 last year and nine days behind the 23 avg. A few wheat fields have been harvested in the southeast.

Proso Millet planted was 85% planted, ahead of last year’s 63 and 74 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 10% fair, 65 good, and 24 exc. Oats headed was 92% complete, ahead of last year’s 85 and 88 avg. The first fields have been cut.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% poor, 33 fair, 63 good, and 3 exc. Dry beans emerged was 92%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg.

Alfalfa rated 3% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 65% good or exc condition and 62 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 94% complete, ahead of 89 last year and 93 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 10% complete, behind last year’s 13 and 18 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 69 good, and 19 exc. Wild Hay harvested was 19% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 7 fair, 74 good, and 18 exc, above last year’s 79 good and exc and 63 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 98 max, 49 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 98 max, 53 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 11% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 128% of normal.

NC: 0.86 – 160% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 152% of normal.

SW: 1.18 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 10% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 92% Dry beans emerged, 92% Oats headed, 85% Proso millet planted, 99% Soybeans emerged, 2% Sorghum blooming, 99% Sorghum planted, 96% Sorghum emerged, 71% Wheat turning color, 5% Wheat ripe, 19% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 27, 2010

Warm temperatures and dryer conditions the last half of the week allowed soils to dry and producers to get back into fields. The warmer conditions aided crop development. Producers were assessing the impact of the season’s above normal rainfall and localized hail. Hay harvest has been difficult due to the extended wet weather. Feedlot conditions were starting to improve but lots will take additional time to dry out.

All areas of the state received rain. The eastern third of the state and South Central District received over two and one quarter inches of precipitation. The driest area was the Panhandle with only one quarter inch of moisture. Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the low 50’s. The northern third of the state continues behind in the number of Growing Degree Days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 64 good, and 17 exc. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils was also a concern.

Soybeans emerged was near complete, compared to last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Soybeans blooming was 2%, equal to last year but behind the 5 avg.

Sorghum planting was 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but same as average. Sorghum emerged was 96% complete, near last year’s 95 and 95 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, near 73% good or exc last year. Wheat turning color was 71% complete, near last year’s 72 but behind 82 avg. Wheat ripe at 5% was ten days behind 11 last year and nine days behind the 23 avg. A few wheat fields have been harvested in the southeast.

Proso Millet planted was 85% planted, ahead of last year’s 63 and 74 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 10% fair, 65 good, and 24 exc. Oats headed was 92% complete, ahead of last year’s 85 and 88 avg. The first fields have been cut.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% poor, 33 fair, 63 good, and 3 exc. Dry beans emerged was 92%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg.

Alfalfa rated 3% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 65% good or exc condition and 62 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 94% complete, ahead of 89 last year and 93 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 10% complete, behind last year’s 13 and 18 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 69 good, and 19 exc. Wild Hay harvested was 19% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 7 fair, 74 good, and 18 exc, above last year’s 79 good and exc and 63 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 98 max, 49 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 98 max, 53 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 11% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 128% of normal.

NC: 0.86 – 160% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 152% of normal.

SW: 1.18 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 10% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 92% Dry beans emerged, 92% Oats headed, 85% Proso millet planted, 99% Soybeans emerged, 2% Sorghum blooming, 99% Sorghum planted, 96% Sorghum emerged, 71% Wheat turning color, 5% Wheat ripe, 19% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 27, 2010

Warm temperatures and dryer conditions the last half of the week allowed soils to dry and producers to get back into fields. The warmer conditions aided crop development. Producers were assessing the impact of the season’s above normal rainfall and localized hail. Hay harvest has been difficult due to the extended wet weather. Feedlot conditions were starting to improve but lots will take additional time to dry out.

All areas of the state received rain. The eastern third of the state and South Central District received over two and one quarter inches of precipitation. The driest area was the Panhandle with only one quarter inch of moisture. Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the low 50’s. The northern third of the state continues behind in the number of Growing Degree Days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 64 good, and 17 exc. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils was also a concern.

Soybeans emerged was near complete, compared to last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Soybeans blooming was 2%, equal to last year but behind the 5 avg.

Sorghum planting was 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but same as average. Sorghum emerged was 96% complete, near last year’s 95 and 95 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 9 exc, near 73% good or exc last year. Wheat turning color was 71% complete, near last year’s 72 but behind 82 avg. Wheat ripe at 5% was ten days behind 11 last year and nine days behind the 23 avg. A few wheat fields have been harvested in the southeast.

Proso Millet planted was 85% planted, ahead of last year’s 63 and 74 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 10% fair, 65 good, and 24 exc. Oats headed was 92% complete, ahead of last year’s 85 and 88 avg. The first fields have been cut.

Dry beans conditions rated 1% poor, 33 fair, 63 good, and 3 exc. Dry beans emerged was 92%, ahead of 80 last year and 86 avg.

Alfalfa rated 3% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 14 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 65% good or exc condition and 62 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 94% complete, ahead of 89 last year and 93 avg. Second cutting of alfalfa was 10% complete, behind last year’s 13 and 18 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 2% very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 69 good, and 19 exc. Wild Hay harvested was 19% complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 7 fair, 74 good, and 18 exc, above last year’s 79 good and exc and 63 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 98 max, 49 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 99 max, 52 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 52 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 98 max, 53 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 82% adequate, 15% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 11% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.25 – 128% of normal.

NC: 0.86 – 160% of normal.

CEN: 1.40 – 152% of normal.

SW: 1.18 – 129% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 10% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 92% Dry beans emerged, 92% Oats headed, 85% Proso millet planted, 99% Soybeans emerged, 2% Sorghum blooming, 99% Sorghum planted, 96% Sorghum emerged, 71% Wheat turning color, 5% Wheat ripe, 19% Wild hay harvested.