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Plains Edition USDA Information for 7-9-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 3, 2011

Sunshine and warm temperatures gave a boost to growing crops and allowed wheat harvest to begin in parts of the south and east. Crop spraying was active and baling hay continues across the state. Producers in some South Central counties were irrigating crops due to dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree below normal. Highs reached triple digits across the state and lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s. All districts received rain. Largest accumulations were recorded in the Northeast and Southeast Districts and smallest in portions of the Southwest.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 60 good, and 25 exc, near 83 good to exc last year but above 77 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 63 good, and 19 exc, above 75 last year and 74 average. Soybeans blooming were at 10%, behind 15 last year and 16 average.

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Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 52 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 70% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 84%, behind 87 last year and 92 average. Wheat ripe was 19%, behind 26 last year and one week behind 43 average. Wheat harvest was just underway in Southeastern counties while the likely start of harvest in the southern Panhandle is not expected until mid July.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 74 good, and 9 exc, above 78 last year and 71 average.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 79 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 87% good to exc but above 71 average. Oats headed was 94%, near 95 last year and average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 57 good, and 9 exc.

Proso Millet planted was 98% complete, ahead of 94 last year and 90 average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, near 83 last year but above 67 average. First cutting of alfalfa was 95% complete, behind 98 last year and average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 18% complete, behind 31 last year and 32 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 11 exc, below 89% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 30% complete, near 32 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 exc, below last year’s 90 good to exc but above 67 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -100 max, 48 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 96 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 51 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.58 – 147% of normal.

NC: .0.73 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.84 – 139% of normal.

SW: 0.46 – 136% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 18% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Oats headed, 98% Proso millet planted, 10% Soybenas blooming, 84% Wheat turning color, 19% Wheat ripe, 2% Wheat harvested, 30% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 3, 2011

Sunshine and warm temperatures gave a boost to growing crops and allowed wheat harvest to begin in parts of the south and east. Crop spraying was active and baling hay continues across the state. Producers in some South Central counties were irrigating crops due to dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree below normal. Highs reached triple digits across the state and lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s. All districts received rain. Largest accumulations were recorded in the Northeast and Southeast Districts and smallest in portions of the Southwest.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 60 good, and 25 exc, near 83 good to exc last year but above 77 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 63 good, and 19 exc, above 75 last year and 74 average. Soybeans blooming were at 10%, behind 15 last year and 16 average.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 52 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 70% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 84%, behind 87 last year and 92 average. Wheat ripe was 19%, behind 26 last year and one week behind 43 average. Wheat harvest was just underway in Southeastern counties while the likely start of harvest in the southern Panhandle is not expected until mid July.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 74 good, and 9 exc, above 78 last year and 71 average.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 79 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 87% good to exc but above 71 average. Oats headed was 94%, near 95 last year and average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 57 good, and 9 exc.

Proso Millet planted was 98% complete, ahead of 94 last year and 90 average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, near 83 last year but above 67 average. First cutting of alfalfa was 95% complete, behind 98 last year and average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 18% complete, behind 31 last year and 32 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 11 exc, below 89% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 30% complete, near 32 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 exc, below last year’s 90 good to exc but above 67 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -100 max, 48 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 96 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 51 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.58 – 147% of normal.

NC: .0.73 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.84 – 139% of normal.

SW: 0.46 – 136% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 18% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Oats headed, 98% Proso millet planted, 10% Soybenas blooming, 84% Wheat turning color, 19% Wheat ripe, 2% Wheat harvested, 30% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending July 3, 2011

Sunshine and warm temperatures gave a boost to growing crops and allowed wheat harvest to begin in parts of the south and east. Crop spraying was active and baling hay continues across the state. Producers in some South Central counties were irrigating crops due to dry conditions.

Temperatures averaged 1 degree below normal. Highs reached triple digits across the state and lows were recorded in the 40’s and 50’s. All districts received rain. Largest accumulations were recorded in the Northeast and Southeast Districts and smallest in portions of the Southwest.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 60 good, and 25 exc, near 83 good to exc last year but above 77 average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 63 good, and 19 exc, above 75 last year and 74 average. Soybeans blooming were at 10%, behind 15 last year and 16 average.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11 poor, 25 fair, 52 good, and 11 exc, below last year’s 70% good to exc. Wheat turning color was 84%, behind 87 last year and 92 average. Wheat ripe was 19%, behind 26 last year and one week behind 43 average. Wheat harvest was just underway in Southeastern counties while the likely start of harvest in the southern Panhandle is not expected until mid July.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 74 good, and 9 exc, above 78 last year and 71 average.

Oats condition rated 1% very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 79 good, and 6 exc, below last year’s 87% good to exc but above 71 average. Oats headed was 94%, near 95 last year and average.

Dry Beans condition rated 1% very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 57 good, and 9 exc.

Proso Millet planted was 98% complete, ahead of 94 last year and 90 average.

Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 73 good, and 12 exc, near 83 last year but above 67 average. First cutting of alfalfa was 95% complete, behind 98 last year and average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 18% complete, behind 31 last year and 32 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 64 good, and 11 exc, below 89% good to exc last year. Wild Hay harvested was 30% complete, near 32 last year.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 65 good, and 16 exc, below last year’s 90 good to exc but above 67 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature -100 max, 48 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 96 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 100 max, 48 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 51 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 85% adequate, 5% surplus. Subsoil: 83% adequate, 6% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.58 – 147% of normal.

NC: .0.73 – 131% of normal.

CEN: 0.84 – 139% of normal.

SW: 0.46 – 136% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 18% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Oats headed, 98% Proso millet planted, 10% Soybenas blooming, 84% Wheat turning color, 19% Wheat ripe, 2% Wheat harvested, 30% Wild hay harvested.