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USDA Information 11-19-11

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 13, 2011

Near normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions allowed for over six days suitable for field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest progress was 95 percent complete. Progress is near two-thirds complete in the Panhandle while the rest of the state is mostly finished. Sorghum harvest progress was winding down at 92 percent. Fall tillage was being performed as was anhydrous ammonia applications. Soil temperatures ranged from the mid 30’s in the Panhandle to mid 40’s in the east. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year. Wheat conditions remained well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal for the state. High temperatures reached the low 70’s and lows dipped into the low teens in the Central District. The western two-thirds of the state was dry. The only significant precipitation recorded was in the Southeast District with totals reaching one and half inches in some locations.

Field Crops Report:Corn harvest was at 95 percent, three days behind 97 last year but two weeks ahead of 77 average.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, five days behind 97 last year but well ahead of 76 average.

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Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 65 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 65 max, 14 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 70 max, 11 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 18 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 136% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 13, 2011

Near normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions allowed for over six days suitable for field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest progress was 95 percent complete. Progress is near two-thirds complete in the Panhandle while the rest of the state is mostly finished. Sorghum harvest progress was winding down at 92 percent. Fall tillage was being performed as was anhydrous ammonia applications. Soil temperatures ranged from the mid 30’s in the Panhandle to mid 40’s in the east. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year. Wheat conditions remained well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal for the state. High temperatures reached the low 70’s and lows dipped into the low teens in the Central District. The western two-thirds of the state was dry. The only significant precipitation recorded was in the Southeast District with totals reaching one and half inches in some locations.

Field Crops Report:Corn harvest was at 95 percent, three days behind 97 last year but two weeks ahead of 77 average.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, five days behind 97 last year but well ahead of 76 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 65 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 65 max, 14 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 70 max, 11 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 18 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 136% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending November 13, 2011

Near normal temperatures and mostly dry conditions allowed for over six days suitable for field operations, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Statewide, corn harvest progress was 95 percent complete. Progress is near two-thirds complete in the Panhandle while the rest of the state is mostly finished. Sorghum harvest progress was winding down at 92 percent. Fall tillage was being performed as was anhydrous ammonia applications. Soil temperatures ranged from the mid 30’s in the Panhandle to mid 40’s in the east. Soil moisture supplies continued below average for this time of year. Wheat conditions remained well above last year.

Weather Summary: Temperatures for the week averaged 1 degree above normal for the state. High temperatures reached the low 70’s and lows dipped into the low teens in the Central District. The western two-thirds of the state was dry. The only significant precipitation recorded was in the Southeast District with totals reaching one and half inches in some locations.

Field Crops Report:Corn harvest was at 95 percent, three days behind 97 last year but two weeks ahead of 77 average.

Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, five days behind 97 last year but well ahead of 76 average.

Winter Wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 22 fair, 67 good, and 10 excellent, well above 45 percent good to excellent last year and 65 average.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff & Sidney

Temperature – 65 max, 14 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 65 max, 19 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 70 max, 11 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 74 max, 18 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 57% adequate, 1% surplus.

Subsoil: 60% adequate, 1% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.02 – 136% of normal.

NC: .0.00 – 128% of normal.

CEN: 0.03 – 125% of normal.

SW: 0.01 – 131% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 95% Corn harvested, 92% Sorghum harvested.