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USDA Information 11-12-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 6, 2011

Precipitation in the forms of both rain and snow fell during the middle of the week slowing most field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Strong winds on Saturday aided in drying fields to allow producers to proceed with field operations. Corn harvest was mostly completed in the eastern half of the state while the Panhandle District is only half harvested. Harvest progress was a week behind last year, but fifteen days ahead of average. Sorghum harvest at 85 percent, was two weeks ahead of average. Fall tillage has been ongoing on harvested fields. Producers had favorable conditions to apply anhydrous ammonia with soil temperatures that ranged from the low 40s in the Panhandle to upper 40’s in the east. Wheat conditions continue well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal for most of the state with the Panhandle District falling to 5 degrees below normal. High temperatures reached the mid 70’s and lows dipped into the low teen’s in the western half of the state. Precipitation in the form of snow fell in portions of the west on Wednesday. Rain fell in the south and southeast on Thursday with totals less than one inch in most locations.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 87 percent, one week behind 93 last year but 15 days ahead of 66 average.

Sorghum harvested was 85 percent, three days behind 90 last year but two weeks ahead of 63 average.

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Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 21 fair, 67 good, and 11 excellent, well above 43 percent good to excellent last year and 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 10 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.40 – 137% of normal.

NC: .0.21 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.11 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.07 – 133% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 87% Corn harvested, 85% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 6, 2011

Precipitation in the forms of both rain and snow fell during the middle of the week slowing most field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Strong winds on Saturday aided in drying fields to allow producers to proceed with field operations. Corn harvest was mostly completed in the eastern half of the state while the Panhandle District is only half harvested. Harvest progress was a week behind last year, but fifteen days ahead of average. Sorghum harvest at 85 percent, was two weeks ahead of average. Fall tillage has been ongoing on harvested fields. Producers had favorable conditions to apply anhydrous ammonia with soil temperatures that ranged from the low 40s in the Panhandle to upper 40’s in the east. Wheat conditions continue well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal for most of the state with the Panhandle District falling to 5 degrees below normal. High temperatures reached the mid 70’s and lows dipped into the low teen’s in the western half of the state. Precipitation in the form of snow fell in portions of the west on Wednesday. Rain fell in the south and southeast on Thursday with totals less than one inch in most locations.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 87 percent, one week behind 93 last year but 15 days ahead of 66 average.

Sorghum harvested was 85 percent, three days behind 90 last year but two weeks ahead of 63 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 21 fair, 67 good, and 11 excellent, well above 43 percent good to excellent last year and 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 10 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.40 – 137% of normal.

NC: .0.21 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.11 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.07 – 133% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 87% Corn harvested, 85% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 6, 2011

Precipitation in the forms of both rain and snow fell during the middle of the week slowing most field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Strong winds on Saturday aided in drying fields to allow producers to proceed with field operations. Corn harvest was mostly completed in the eastern half of the state while the Panhandle District is only half harvested. Harvest progress was a week behind last year, but fifteen days ahead of average. Sorghum harvest at 85 percent, was two weeks ahead of average. Fall tillage has been ongoing on harvested fields. Producers had favorable conditions to apply anhydrous ammonia with soil temperatures that ranged from the low 40s in the Panhandle to upper 40’s in the east. Wheat conditions continue well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal for most of the state with the Panhandle District falling to 5 degrees below normal. High temperatures reached the mid 70’s and lows dipped into the low teen’s in the western half of the state. Precipitation in the form of snow fell in portions of the west on Wednesday. Rain fell in the south and southeast on Thursday with totals less than one inch in most locations.

Field Crops Report: Corn harvest was at 87 percent, one week behind 93 last year but 15 days ahead of 66 average.

Sorghum harvested was 85 percent, three days behind 90 last year but two weeks ahead of 63 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 21 fair, 67 good, and 11 excellent, well above 43 percent good to excellent last year and 68 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 72 max, 10 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 74 max, 13 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 74 max, 12 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 78 max, 11 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 59% adequate, 0% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.40 – 137% of normal.

NC: .0.21 – 130% of normal.

CEN: 0.11 – 126% of normal.

SW: 0.07 – 133% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 87% Corn harvested, 85% Sorghum harvested.