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Plains Edition USDA Information for 9-19-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 13, 2009

A relatively warm week resulted in most soybeans turning color and corn moving toward maturity. These conditions also helped push dry bean and millet harvests in western counties. High moisture corn harvest began in a few areas but generally the crop was more than a week behind avg. Producers continue to prepare equipment and grain bins for harvest and are attending crop and livestock tours.



Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state and ranged from the low 90’s for highs to near 40 for lows. Widespread precipitation fell but was limited to less than one half inch in most districts. Locally, heavy rains of over five inches were recorded in the extreme northeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 51 good, and 28 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent, near year ago levels while dryland fields rated 73, above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 85%, ahead of last year’s 83 but four days behind the 89 average. Corn mature was 9%, near last year’s 8 but nine days behind the 25 average.



Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 70%, ahead of last year’s 51 and near the 69 average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 14%, ahead of last year’s 12 but behind the 22 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 57 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Third cutting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 96 and the 97 average. Fourth cutting was 25% complete, ahead of last year’s 17 but behind the 33 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 54 good, and 19 excellent, near last year’s 74% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 53%, behind last year’s 65 and eleven days behind the 81 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 2% very poor, 8 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent, above last year’s 66% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 87%, ahead of last year’s 78 and 83 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 44%, ahead of last year’s 29 and even with the average. Dry beans harvested were 21% complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Wheat seeded was 30% complete, ahead of last year’s 16 and 26 average. Winter wheat emerged was 6% complete, ahead of last year’s 0 and the average of 4.

Proso millet was 16% harvested, ahead of last year’s 14 but behind the 24 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 17 exc., above last year’s 59% good or exc. cond.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 43 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 2% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.21 – 131% of normal.

NC: 0.04 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 106% of normal.

SW: 0.32 – 132% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 25% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 85% Corn dented, 9% Corn mature, 87% Dry beans turning color, 44% Dry beans dropping leaves, 21% Dry beans harvested, 16% Proso millet harvested, 53% Sorghum turning color, 70% Soybeans turning color, 14% Soybeans dropping leaves, 30% Winter wheat seeded, 6% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 13, 2009

A relatively warm week resulted in most soybeans turning color and corn moving toward maturity. These conditions also helped push dry bean and millet harvests in western counties. High moisture corn harvest began in a few areas but generally the crop was more than a week behind avg. Producers continue to prepare equipment and grain bins for harvest and are attending crop and livestock tours.

Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state and ranged from the low 90’s for highs to near 40 for lows. Widespread precipitation fell but was limited to less than one half inch in most districts. Locally, heavy rains of over five inches were recorded in the extreme northeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 51 good, and 28 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent, near year ago levels while dryland fields rated 73, above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 85%, ahead of last year’s 83 but four days behind the 89 average. Corn mature was 9%, near last year’s 8 but nine days behind the 25 average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 70%, ahead of last year’s 51 and near the 69 average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 14%, ahead of last year’s 12 but behind the 22 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 57 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Third cutting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 96 and the 97 average. Fourth cutting was 25% complete, ahead of last year’s 17 but behind the 33 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 54 good, and 19 excellent, near last year’s 74% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 53%, behind last year’s 65 and eleven days behind the 81 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 2% very poor, 8 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent, above last year’s 66% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 87%, ahead of last year’s 78 and 83 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 44%, ahead of last year’s 29 and even with the average. Dry beans harvested were 21% complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Wheat seeded was 30% complete, ahead of last year’s 16 and 26 average. Winter wheat emerged was 6% complete, ahead of last year’s 0 and the average of 4.

Proso millet was 16% harvested, ahead of last year’s 14 but behind the 24 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 17 exc., above last year’s 59% good or exc. cond.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 43 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 2% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.21 – 131% of normal.

NC: 0.04 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 106% of normal.

SW: 0.32 – 132% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 25% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 85% Corn dented, 9% Corn mature, 87% Dry beans turning color, 44% Dry beans dropping leaves, 21% Dry beans harvested, 16% Proso millet harvested, 53% Sorghum turning color, 70% Soybeans turning color, 14% Soybeans dropping leaves, 30% Winter wheat seeded, 6% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 13, 2009

A relatively warm week resulted in most soybeans turning color and corn moving toward maturity. These conditions also helped push dry bean and millet harvests in western counties. High moisture corn harvest began in a few areas but generally the crop was more than a week behind avg. Producers continue to prepare equipment and grain bins for harvest and are attending crop and livestock tours.

Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state and ranged from the low 90’s for highs to near 40 for lows. Widespread precipitation fell but was limited to less than one half inch in most districts. Locally, heavy rains of over five inches were recorded in the extreme northeast.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 51 good, and 28 excellent, above last year’s 77% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent, near year ago levels while dryland fields rated 73, above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 85%, ahead of last year’s 83 but four days behind the 89 average. Corn mature was 9%, near last year’s 8 but nine days behind the 25 average.

Soybean conditions rated 2% very poor, 4 poor, 16 fair, 57 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 70%, ahead of last year’s 51 and near the 69 average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 14%, ahead of last year’s 12 but behind the 22 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 20 fair, 57 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Third cutting was 94% complete, behind last year’s 96 and the 97 average. Fourth cutting was 25% complete, ahead of last year’s 17 but behind the 33 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 24 fair, 54 good, and 19 excellent, near last year’s 74% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 53%, behind last year’s 65 and eleven days behind the 81 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 2% very poor, 8 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent, above last year’s 66% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 87%, ahead of last year’s 78 and 83 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 44%, ahead of last year’s 29 and even with the average. Dry beans harvested were 21% complete, ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Wheat seeded was 30% complete, ahead of last year’s 16 and 26 average. Winter wheat emerged was 6% complete, ahead of last year’s 0 and the average of 4.

Proso millet was 16% harvested, ahead of last year’s 14 but behind the 24 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 17 exc., above last year’s 59% good or exc. cond.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 43 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 85 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 2% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.21 – 131% of normal.

NC: 0.04 – 115% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 106% of normal.

SW: 0.32 – 132% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 94% Alfalfa 3rd cutting, 25% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 85% Corn dented, 9% Corn mature, 87% Dry beans turning color, 44% Dry beans dropping leaves, 21% Dry beans harvested, 16% Proso millet harvested, 53% Sorghum turning color, 70% Soybeans turning color, 14% Soybeans dropping leaves, 30% Winter wheat seeded, 6% Winter wheat emerged.


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