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Plains Edition USDA Information for 9-26-09

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 20, 2009

Warm, dry conditions helped crops progress toward harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Dry bean harvest in the west is nearly half complete. The first fields of soybeans have been harvested. Seed corn, high moisture corn, and silage were being harvested. Producer activities included drilling winter wheat, baling hay, and preparing grain bins for storage.

Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state. The state saw highs around 90 and lows generally in the 40’s. There was no significant rainfall across Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 73% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 91%, behind last year’s 94 and the 96 average. Corn mature was 15%, behind last year’s 19 and twelve days behind the 44 average.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 59 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 89%, ahead of last year’s 77 but even with the average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 40%, ahead of last year’s 34 but three days behind the 52 average. Soybeans harvested were 1%, even with last year but behind the 4 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Fourth cutting was 61% complete, well ahead of last year’s 42 and the 49 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, near last year’s 76% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 74%, behind last year’s 83 and 91 average. Sorghum mature was 5%, even with last year but behind the 26 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 1% very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 63 good, and 8 excellent, above last year’s 60% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 95%, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 72%, well ahead of last year’s 49 and ahead of the 64 average. Dry beans harvested were 45%, well ahead of last year’s 9 and eight days ahead of the 25 average.

Winter wheat seeded was 56% complete, ahead of last year’s 40 and the 48 average. Winter wheat emerged was 22%, well ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Proso millet harvested was 29%, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind the 39 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 11 excellent, above last year’s 57% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 47 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 74% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.09 – 101% of normal.

NC: 0.90 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 121% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 61% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 91% Corn dented, 15% Corn mature, 95% Dry beans turning color, 72% Dry beans dropping leaves, 45% Dry beans harvested, 29% Proso millet harvested, 74% Sorghum turning color, 5% Sorghum mature, 89% Soybeans turning color, 40% Soybeans dropping leaves, 1% Soybeans harvested, 56% Winter wheat seeded, 22% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 20, 2009

Warm, dry conditions helped crops progress toward harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Dry bean harvest in the west is nearly half complete. The first fields of soybeans have been harvested. Seed corn, high moisture corn, and silage were being harvested. Producer activities included drilling winter wheat, baling hay, and preparing grain bins for storage.

Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state. The state saw highs around 90 and lows generally in the 40’s. There was no significant rainfall across Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 73% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 91%, behind last year’s 94 and the 96 average. Corn mature was 15%, behind last year’s 19 and twelve days behind the 44 average.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 59 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 89%, ahead of last year’s 77 but even with the average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 40%, ahead of last year’s 34 but three days behind the 52 average. Soybeans harvested were 1%, even with last year but behind the 4 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Fourth cutting was 61% complete, well ahead of last year’s 42 and the 49 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, near last year’s 76% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 74%, behind last year’s 83 and 91 average. Sorghum mature was 5%, even with last year but behind the 26 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 1% very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 63 good, and 8 excellent, above last year’s 60% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 95%, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 72%, well ahead of last year’s 49 and ahead of the 64 average. Dry beans harvested were 45%, well ahead of last year’s 9 and eight days ahead of the 25 average.

Winter wheat seeded was 56% complete, ahead of last year’s 40 and the 48 average. Winter wheat emerged was 22%, well ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Proso millet harvested was 29%, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind the 39 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 11 excellent, above last year’s 57% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 47 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 74% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.09 – 101% of normal.

NC: 0.90 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 121% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 61% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 91% Corn dented, 15% Corn mature, 95% Dry beans turning color, 72% Dry beans dropping leaves, 45% Dry beans harvested, 29% Proso millet harvested, 74% Sorghum turning color, 5% Sorghum mature, 89% Soybeans turning color, 40% Soybeans dropping leaves, 1% Soybeans harvested, 56% Winter wheat seeded, 22% Winter wheat emerged.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending September 20, 2009

Warm, dry conditions helped crops progress toward harvest, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Dry bean harvest in the west is nearly half complete. The first fields of soybeans have been harvested. Seed corn, high moisture corn, and silage were being harvested. Producer activities included drilling winter wheat, baling hay, and preparing grain bins for storage.

Temps averaged 1 degree above normal across the state. The state saw highs around 90 and lows generally in the 40’s. There was no significant rainfall across Nebraska.

Field Crops Report: Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5 poor, 14 fair, 52 good, and 27 excellent, above last year’s 73% good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 82% good or excellent while dryland fields rated 74, both above year ago levels. Corn in the dent stage was 91%, behind last year’s 94 and the 96 average. Corn mature was 15%, behind last year’s 19 and twelve days behind the 44 average.

Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 15 fair, 59 good, and 21 excellent, above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition. Soybeans turning color was 89%, ahead of last year’s 77 but even with the average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 40%, ahead of last year’s 34 but three days behind the 52 average. Soybeans harvested were 1%, even with last year but behind the 4 average.

Alfalfa conditions rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, above last year’s 67% good or excellent condition. Fourth cutting was 61% complete, well ahead of last year’s 42 and the 49 average.

Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent, near last year’s 76% good or excellent condition. Sorghum turning color was 74%, behind last year’s 83 and 91 average. Sorghum mature was 5%, even with last year but behind the 26 average.

Dry bean conditions rated 1% very poor, 7 poor, 21 fair, 63 good, and 8 excellent, above last year’s 60% good or excellent condition. Dry beans turning color were 95%, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 average. Dry beans dropping leaves was 72%, well ahead of last year’s 49 and ahead of the 64 average. Dry beans harvested were 45%, well ahead of last year’s 9 and eight days ahead of the 25 average.

Winter wheat seeded was 56% complete, ahead of last year’s 40 and the 48 average. Winter wheat emerged was 22%, well ahead of last year’s 6 and 14 average.

Proso millet harvested was 29%, ahead of last year’s 27 but behind the 39 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 5 poor, 21 fair, 62 good, and 11 excellent, above last year’s 57% good or excellent condition.

TEMPERATURE DATA BY REGION

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 90 max, 36 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 92 max, 42 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 89 max, 47 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 95 max, 42 min.

TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL MOISTURE

State Report: Topsoil: 74% adequate, 1% surplus. Subsoil: 81% adequate, 1% surplus.

PRECIPITATION IN INCHES

NW: 0.09 – 101% of normal.

NC: 0.90 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.28- 121% of normal.

SW: 0.06 – 128% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 61% Alfalfa 4th cutting, 91% Corn dented, 15% Corn mature, 95% Dry beans turning color, 72% Dry beans dropping leaves, 45% Dry beans harvested, 29% Proso millet harvested, 74% Sorghum turning color, 5% Sorghum mature, 89% Soybeans turning color, 40% Soybeans dropping leaves, 1% Soybeans harvested, 56% Winter wheat seeded, 22% Winter wheat emerged.


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