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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-30-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 24, 2011

Hot, humid conditions stressed livestock and made care of animals difficult, but these conditions coupled with limited rainfall allowed wheat and hay harvests to make good progress. Topsoil moisture supplies were drawn down with irrigation active in many areas. Most of the corn crop had reached the pollination stage with near three fourths of the crop having silked.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in mid to upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall was light except for parts of central and eastern Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 22 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 80% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 79. Corn silked was 73%, behind 81 last year and 76 average. Corn in dough stage was 6%, behind 8 last year and 9 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 58 good, and 19 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Soybeans blooming were 65%, behind 70 last year and 69 average. Soybean acreage setting pods were at 19%, behind 23 last year and 25 average.

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Wheat ripe was 94%, ahead of 92 last year but behind 97 average. Wheat harvest jumped to 66% complete, still behind 75 last year and 6 days behind 84 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 73 good, and 7 excellent, near 79% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Sorghum headed was 10%, behind 19 last year and 13 average.

Oats harvested was 73%, ahead of 52 last year and

58 average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 57 good, and 6 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year and 67 average. Dry beans blooming was 25%, behind 59 last year and 52 average. Dry beans setting pods were 3%, behind 10 last year and average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 66 good, and 17 excellent, near 82% good to excellent last year and above 62 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 75% complete, behind 81 last year and 83 average. Third cutting of alfalfa was just underway at 3%, behind 8 last year and 6 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 68 average. Wild hay harvested was 72% complete, ahead of 65 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93% good to excellent but above 61 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 60 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 62 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 64 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 101 max, 60 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.13 – 148% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 135% of normal.

CEN: 0.56 – 140% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 138% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 3% Alfalfa 3rd cuttinig, 73% Corn silked, 6% Corn dough, 25% Dry beans blooming, 3% Dry beans setting pods, 73% Oats harvested, 10% Sorghum headed, 65% Soybeans blooming, 94% Wheat ripe, 66% Wheat harvested, 72% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 24, 2011

Hot, humid conditions stressed livestock and made care of animals difficult, but these conditions coupled with limited rainfall allowed wheat and hay harvests to make good progress. Topsoil moisture supplies were drawn down with irrigation active in many areas. Most of the corn crop had reached the pollination stage with near three fourths of the crop having silked.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in mid to upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall was light except for parts of central and eastern Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 22 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 80% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 79. Corn silked was 73%, behind 81 last year and 76 average. Corn in dough stage was 6%, behind 8 last year and 9 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 58 good, and 19 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Soybeans blooming were 65%, behind 70 last year and 69 average. Soybean acreage setting pods were at 19%, behind 23 last year and 25 average.

Wheat ripe was 94%, ahead of 92 last year but behind 97 average. Wheat harvest jumped to 66% complete, still behind 75 last year and 6 days behind 84 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 73 good, and 7 excellent, near 79% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Sorghum headed was 10%, behind 19 last year and 13 average.

Oats harvested was 73%, ahead of 52 last year and

58 average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 57 good, and 6 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year and 67 average. Dry beans blooming was 25%, behind 59 last year and 52 average. Dry beans setting pods were 3%, behind 10 last year and average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 66 good, and 17 excellent, near 82% good to excellent last year and above 62 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 75% complete, behind 81 last year and 83 average. Third cutting of alfalfa was just underway at 3%, behind 8 last year and 6 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 68 average. Wild hay harvested was 72% complete, ahead of 65 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93% good to excellent but above 61 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 60 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 62 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 64 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 101 max, 60 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.13 – 148% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 135% of normal.

CEN: 0.56 – 140% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 138% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 3% Alfalfa 3rd cuttinig, 73% Corn silked, 6% Corn dough, 25% Dry beans blooming, 3% Dry beans setting pods, 73% Oats harvested, 10% Sorghum headed, 65% Soybeans blooming, 94% Wheat ripe, 66% Wheat harvested, 72% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 24, 2011

Hot, humid conditions stressed livestock and made care of animals difficult, but these conditions coupled with limited rainfall allowed wheat and hay harvests to make good progress. Topsoil moisture supplies were drawn down with irrigation active in many areas. Most of the corn crop had reached the pollination stage with near three fourths of the crop having silked.

Temperatures averaged 4 degrees above normal. Highs reached triple digits, but were mainly in mid to upper 90’s. Lows were recorded mostly in the 60’s. Rainfall was light except for parts of central and eastern Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 58 good, and 22 excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 80% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 79. Corn silked was 73%, behind 81 last year and 76 average. Corn in dough stage was 6%, behind 8 last year and 9 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 58 good, and 19 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Soybeans blooming were 65%, behind 70 last year and 69 average. Soybean acreage setting pods were at 19%, behind 23 last year and 25 average.

Wheat ripe was 94%, ahead of 92 last year but behind 97 average. Wheat harvest jumped to 66% complete, still behind 75 last year and 6 days behind 84 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 73 good, and 7 excellent, near 79% good to excellent last year but above 70 average. Sorghum headed was 10%, behind 19 last year and 13 average.

Oats harvested was 73%, ahead of 52 last year and

58 average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 57 good, and 6 excellent, below 80% good to excellent last year and 67 average. Dry beans blooming was 25%, behind 59 last year and 52 average. Dry beans setting pods were 3%, behind 10 last year and average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 66 good, and 17 excellent, near 82% good to excellent last year and above 62 average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 75% complete, behind 81 last year and 83 average. Third cutting of alfalfa was just underway at 3%, behind 8 last year and 6 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 excellent, below 88% good to excellent last year but above 68 average. Wild hay harvested was 72% complete, ahead of 65 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 14 excellent, below last year’s 93% good to excellent but above 61 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -97 max, 60 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine and Ainsworth

Temperature – 99 max, 62 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 64 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes McCook and North Platte

Temperature – 101 max, 60 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 67% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 80% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.13 – 148% of normal.

NC: .0.02 – 135% of normal.

CEN: 0.56 – 140% of normal.

SW: 0.00 – 138% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 75% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 3% Alfalfa 3rd cuttinig, 73% Corn silked, 6% Corn dough, 25% Dry beans blooming, 3% Dry beans setting pods, 73% Oats harvested, 10% Sorghum headed, 65% Soybeans blooming, 94% Wheat ripe, 66% Wheat harvested, 72% Wild hay harvested.