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Plains Edition USDA Information for 8-7-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending August 1, 2010

Wheat harvest was complete in all areas except for northern Panhandle counties. Soil moisture supplies were pulled lower due to the week’s hot, dry conditions with irrigation active. Row crop development was now ahead of last year and near average for most crops. Grasshoppers were a concern in some western counties. Hay harvest was active with the dry conditions.

Limited rain fell with the exception being parts of the North Central District which received an inch or more. Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the upper 50’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 57 good, and 27 excellent. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or excellent and dryland fields also rated 84. Corn silked was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 88 and 92 average. Corn in the dough stage was 28 percent, ahead of 18 last year and equal to average. Corn in the dent stage was 2 percent. Aerial spraying of fungicides was active.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 56 good, and 21 excellent. Soybean acreage blooming was 90 percent, ahead of last year’s 87 and 88 average. Soybean acreage setting pods was 48 percent, ahead of 45 last year but behind 52 average.

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Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent. Sorghum headed was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 15 and 35 average.

Wheat harvested was 95 percent, near last year’s 94 but three days behind 98 average.

Oats conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 63 good, and 25 excellent. Oats harvested was 87 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 67 and the 84 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent. Dry bean acreage blooming was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 77 and near 79 average. Acreage setting pods was 15 percent, behind 33 last year and 34 average.

Alfalfa rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 65 good, and 15 excellent. Second cutting of alfalfa was 93 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 92 but near 94 average. The third cutting of alfalfa was 27 percent complete, ahead of 19 last year and 23 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 70 good, and 19 excellent. Wild hay harvested was 80 percent complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 95 max, 53 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 98 max, 58 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 58 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.07 – 119% of normal.

NC: .0.28 – 146% of normal.

CEN: 0.15 – 144% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 118% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 93% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 27% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 95% Corn silked, 28% Corn dough, 2% Corn dent, 80% Dry beans blooming, 15% Dry beans setting pods, 87% Oats harvested, 45% Sorghum headed, 90% Soybeans blooming, 48% Soybeans setting pods, 95% Wheat harvested, 80% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending August 1, 2010

Wheat harvest was complete in all areas except for northern Panhandle counties. Soil moisture supplies were pulled lower due to the week’s hot, dry conditions with irrigation active. Row crop development was now ahead of last year and near average for most crops. Grasshoppers were a concern in some western counties. Hay harvest was active with the dry conditions.

Limited rain fell with the exception being parts of the North Central District which received an inch or more. Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the upper 50’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 57 good, and 27 excellent. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or excellent and dryland fields also rated 84. Corn silked was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 88 and 92 average. Corn in the dough stage was 28 percent, ahead of 18 last year and equal to average. Corn in the dent stage was 2 percent. Aerial spraying of fungicides was active.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 56 good, and 21 excellent. Soybean acreage blooming was 90 percent, ahead of last year’s 87 and 88 average. Soybean acreage setting pods was 48 percent, ahead of 45 last year but behind 52 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent. Sorghum headed was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 15 and 35 average.

Wheat harvested was 95 percent, near last year’s 94 but three days behind 98 average.

Oats conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 63 good, and 25 excellent. Oats harvested was 87 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 67 and the 84 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent. Dry bean acreage blooming was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 77 and near 79 average. Acreage setting pods was 15 percent, behind 33 last year and 34 average.

Alfalfa rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 65 good, and 15 excellent. Second cutting of alfalfa was 93 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 92 but near 94 average. The third cutting of alfalfa was 27 percent complete, ahead of 19 last year and 23 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 70 good, and 19 excellent. Wild hay harvested was 80 percent complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 95 max, 53 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 98 max, 58 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 58 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.07 – 119% of normal.

NC: .0.28 – 146% of normal.

CEN: 0.15 – 144% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 118% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 93% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 27% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 95% Corn silked, 28% Corn dough, 2% Corn dent, 80% Dry beans blooming, 15% Dry beans setting pods, 87% Oats harvested, 45% Sorghum headed, 90% Soybeans blooming, 48% Soybeans setting pods, 95% Wheat harvested, 80% Wild hay harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending August 1, 2010

Wheat harvest was complete in all areas except for northern Panhandle counties. Soil moisture supplies were pulled lower due to the week’s hot, dry conditions with irrigation active. Row crop development was now ahead of last year and near average for most crops. Grasshoppers were a concern in some western counties. Hay harvest was active with the dry conditions.

Limited rain fell with the exception being parts of the North Central District which received an inch or more. Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 90’s and lows in the upper 50’s.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 11 fair, 57 good, and 27 excellent. Irrigated fields were 84 percent good or excellent and dryland fields also rated 84. Corn silked was 95 percent, ahead of last year’s 88 and 92 average. Corn in the dough stage was 28 percent, ahead of 18 last year and equal to average. Corn in the dent stage was 2 percent. Aerial spraying of fungicides was active.

Soybean conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 17 fair, 56 good, and 21 excellent. Soybean acreage blooming was 90 percent, ahead of last year’s 87 and 88 average. Soybean acreage setting pods was 48 percent, ahead of 45 last year but behind 52 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 2 percent poor, 15 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent. Sorghum headed was 45 percent, ahead of last year’s 15 and 35 average.

Wheat harvested was 95 percent, near last year’s 94 but three days behind 98 average.

Oats conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 63 good, and 25 excellent. Oats harvested was 87 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 67 and the 84 average.

Dry beans conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 20 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent. Dry bean acreage blooming was 80 percent, ahead of last year’s 77 and near 79 average. Acreage setting pods was 15 percent, behind 33 last year and 34 average.

Alfalfa rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 65 good, and 15 excellent. Second cutting of alfalfa was 93 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 92 but near 94 average. The third cutting of alfalfa was 27 percent complete, ahead of 19 last year and 23 average.

Wild hay conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 9 fair, 70 good, and 19 excellent. Wild hay harvested was 80 percent complete.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 8 fair, 74 good, and 16 excellent, well above year ago.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 95 max, 53 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 98 max, 58 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 94 max, 63 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 99 max, 58 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 76% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 87% adequate, 2% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.07 – 119% of normal.

NC: .0.28 – 146% of normal.

CEN: 0.15 – 144% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 118% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 93% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 27% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 95% Corn silked, 28% Corn dough, 2% Corn dent, 80% Dry beans blooming, 15% Dry beans setting pods, 87% Oats harvested, 45% Sorghum headed, 90% Soybeans blooming, 48% Soybeans setting pods, 95% Wheat harvested, 80% Wild hay harvested.