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USDA Information for 6-26-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 20, 2010

Heavy rain fell in eastern counties causing flooding and standing water in low lying areas. In addition, hail and strong winds caused damage to isolated fields and structures. Due to the wet conditions, field work such as spraying herbicides and side dressing nitrogen were behind schedule. The quality of hay being put up has also suffered. Feedlots were muddy making livestock movement difficult.

Temps for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the low 40’s. The northern third of the state was behind in the number of Growing Degree Days. Rain fell across all areas of the state with the eastern half receiving the most precipitation. Additional moisture fell Sunday afternoon and evening.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 16 excellent. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but equal to 99 avg. Soybeans emerged was 93%, behind last year’s 100 and 95 avg.

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Sorghum planting was 91% complete, behind last year’s 99 and 97 avg. Sorghum emerged was 79% complete, behind last year’s 88 and 83 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 23 fair, 61 good, and 9 excellent, behind 74% good or excellent last year but well above 50 avg. Wheat headed was at 96%, behind last year’s 98 and 99 avg. Wheat turning color was 28% complete, behind last year’s 41 and 58 avg. Most of the coloring was in the Southeast District. Wheat Ripe at 1% was one week behind 9 last year and 8 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 44% planted, ahead of last year’s 40 but behind the 52 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 15% fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent. Oats headed was 75% complete, near last year’s 77 and 76 avg.

Dry beans planted progressed and were 94% complete, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 avg. Acreage emerged was 59%, behind both 72 last year and 65 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 82% complete, ahead of 72 last year but equal to avg. Second cutting of alfalfa had started with 3% complete, same as last year, but behind 6 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 75 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 75 good, and 16 excellent, above last year’s 82 good and excellent and 64 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 46+ min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 26% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 20% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.76 – 136% of normal.

NC: 0.85 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 1.05 – 147% of normal.

SW: 0.73 – 127% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 82% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 3% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Dry beans planted, 59% Dry beans emerged, 75% Oats headed, 44% Proso millet platned, 99% Soybeans planted, 93% Soybeans emerged, 91% Sorghum planted, 79% Sorghum emerged, 96% Wheat headed, 28% Wheat turning color, 1% Wheat ripe.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 20, 2010

Heavy rain fell in eastern counties causing flooding and standing water in low lying areas. In addition, hail and strong winds caused damage to isolated fields and structures. Due to the wet conditions, field work such as spraying herbicides and side dressing nitrogen were behind schedule. The quality of hay being put up has also suffered. Feedlots were muddy making livestock movement difficult.

Temps for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the low 40’s. The northern third of the state was behind in the number of Growing Degree Days. Rain fell across all areas of the state with the eastern half receiving the most precipitation. Additional moisture fell Sunday afternoon and evening.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 16 excellent. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but equal to 99 avg. Soybeans emerged was 93%, behind last year’s 100 and 95 avg.

Sorghum planting was 91% complete, behind last year’s 99 and 97 avg. Sorghum emerged was 79% complete, behind last year’s 88 and 83 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 23 fair, 61 good, and 9 excellent, behind 74% good or excellent last year but well above 50 avg. Wheat headed was at 96%, behind last year’s 98 and 99 avg. Wheat turning color was 28% complete, behind last year’s 41 and 58 avg. Most of the coloring was in the Southeast District. Wheat Ripe at 1% was one week behind 9 last year and 8 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 44% planted, ahead of last year’s 40 but behind the 52 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 15% fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent. Oats headed was 75% complete, near last year’s 77 and 76 avg.

Dry beans planted progressed and were 94% complete, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 avg. Acreage emerged was 59%, behind both 72 last year and 65 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 82% complete, ahead of 72 last year but equal to avg. Second cutting of alfalfa had started with 3% complete, same as last year, but behind 6 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 75 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 75 good, and 16 excellent, above last year’s 82 good and excellent and 64 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 46+ min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 26% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 20% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.76 – 136% of normal.

NC: 0.85 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 1.05 – 147% of normal.

SW: 0.73 – 127% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 82% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 3% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Dry beans planted, 59% Dry beans emerged, 75% Oats headed, 44% Proso millet platned, 99% Soybeans planted, 93% Soybeans emerged, 91% Sorghum planted, 79% Sorghum emerged, 96% Wheat headed, 28% Wheat turning color, 1% Wheat ripe.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending June 20, 2010

Heavy rain fell in eastern counties causing flooding and standing water in low lying areas. In addition, hail and strong winds caused damage to isolated fields and structures. Due to the wet conditions, field work such as spraying herbicides and side dressing nitrogen were behind schedule. The quality of hay being put up has also suffered. Feedlots were muddy making livestock movement difficult.

Temps for the week averaged 2 degrees below normal with highs in the mid 90’s and lows in the low 40’s. The northern third of the state was behind in the number of Growing Degree Days. Rain fell across all areas of the state with the eastern half receiving the most precipitation. Additional moisture fell Sunday afternoon and evening.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 62 good, and 16 excellent. Producers are anxious to get post emergence herbicides applied and gravity flow fields ridged before corn is too tall. Loss of nitrogen in waterlogged soils is also a concern.

Soybean planting moved ahead slowly to 99% complete, behind last year’s 100 but equal to 99 avg. Soybeans emerged was 93%, behind last year’s 100 and 95 avg.

Sorghum planting was 91% complete, behind last year’s 99 and 97 avg. Sorghum emerged was 79% complete, behind last year’s 88 and 83 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 6 poor, 23 fair, 61 good, and 9 excellent, behind 74% good or excellent last year but well above 50 avg. Wheat headed was at 96%, behind last year’s 98 and 99 avg. Wheat turning color was 28% complete, behind last year’s 41 and 58 avg. Most of the coloring was in the Southeast District. Wheat Ripe at 1% was one week behind 9 last year and 8 avg.

Proso Millet planted was 44% planted, ahead of last year’s 40 but behind the 52 avg.

Oats conditions rated 1% poor, 15% fair, 68 good, and 16 excellent. Oats headed was 75% complete, near last year’s 77 and 76 avg.

Dry beans planted progressed and were 94% complete, ahead of last year’s 87 and 92 avg. Acreage emerged was 59%, behind both 72 last year and 65 avg.

Alfalfa rated 1% very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent. Conditions were above last year’s 69% good or excellent condition and 61 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 82% complete, ahead of 72 last year but equal to avg. Second cutting of alfalfa had started with 3% complete, same as last year, but behind 6 avg.

Wild Hay conditions rated 1% very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 75 good, and 13 excellent.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 8 fair, 75 good, and 16 excellent, above last year’s 82 good and excellent and 64 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 86 max, 41 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 86 max, 48 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 88 max, 51 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 90 max, 46+ min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 73% adequate, 26% surplus. Subsoil: 79% adequate, 20% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.76 – 136% of normal.

NC: 0.85 – 167% of normal.

CEN: 1.05 – 147% of normal.

SW: 0.73 – 127% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 82% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 3% Alfalfa 2nd cutting, 94% Dry beans planted, 59% Dry beans emerged, 75% Oats headed, 44% Proso millet platned, 99% Soybeans planted, 93% Soybeans emerged, 91% Sorghum planted, 79% Sorghum emerged, 96% Wheat headed, 28% Wheat turning color, 1% Wheat ripe.