USDA Information for 6-5-10 | TheFencePost.com

USDA Information for 6-5-10

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 30, 2010

Warm temperatures and sunshine provided crops with improved growing conditions. Accumulated growing degree days moved closer to normal levels this past week and aided the emergence and condition of crops. Soybean and sorghum planting progressed with over 5 days suitable for field work. Heavier amounts of precipitation fell across the northern half of the state. Mud in feedlots made for poor conditions in some southern counties. Cattle had choice grazing in pastures thanks to good grass growth.

Temps for the week averaged 4 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s. The Northeast and Central Districts received over an inch of precipitation, while the North Central District received almost 2.5 inches. However, the Northeast and East Central Districts remained well below normal on rainfall during April and May. Winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 16 fair, 71 good, and 13 exc. Corn planting was almost completed at 99% statewide. This was one day behind last year’s 100% but at pace with average. Corn emerged was 79% complete, six days behind last year’s 92 and four days behind the 88 avg.

Soybean planting was 85% complete, six days behind last year’s 96 and slightly behind the 86 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, behind last year’s 68 and 52 avg.

Recommended Stories For You

Sorghum planting was 47% complete, eight days behind last year’s 68 and six days behind the 65 avg. Sorghum emerged was 11% complete, a week behind last year’s 36 and six days behind the 26 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 12 exc, above the 75% good or exc of last year and the 52 avg. Wheat jointed was at 88%, behind last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Wheat headed was 33% complete, a week behind last year’s 62 and 62 avg. The South Central District was farthest along in development. Disease concerns were noted in some southeastern and south central counties.

Oats conditions rated 7% fair, 79 good, and 14 exc. Oats emerged was 99%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Oats headed was 4% complete, behind last year’s 21 and 14 avg.

Dry beans planted were 14% complete, behind last year’s 34 and 27 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 15 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc condition and 60 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 29% complete with most of the progress in the eastern half of the state.

Wild Hay conditions rated 12% fair, 73 good, and 15 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 15 exc, above last year’s 74 good and exc and 60 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 40 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 88% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.22 – 125% of normal.

NC: 2.47 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 1.34 – 94% of normal.

SW: 0.65 – 105% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 29% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 79% Corn emerged, 14% Dry beans planted, 99% Oats emerged, 4% Oats headed, 85% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 47% Sorghum planted, 11% Sorghum emerged, 88% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 30, 2010

Warm temperatures and sunshine provided crops with improved growing conditions. Accumulated growing degree days moved closer to normal levels this past week and aided the emergence and condition of crops. Soybean and sorghum planting progressed with over 5 days suitable for field work. Heavier amounts of precipitation fell across the northern half of the state. Mud in feedlots made for poor conditions in some southern counties. Cattle had choice grazing in pastures thanks to good grass growth.

Temps for the week averaged 4 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s. The Northeast and Central Districts received over an inch of precipitation, while the North Central District received almost 2.5 inches. However, the Northeast and East Central Districts remained well below normal on rainfall during April and May. Winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 16 fair, 71 good, and 13 exc. Corn planting was almost completed at 99% statewide. This was one day behind last year’s 100% but at pace with average. Corn emerged was 79% complete, six days behind last year’s 92 and four days behind the 88 avg.

Soybean planting was 85% complete, six days behind last year’s 96 and slightly behind the 86 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, behind last year’s 68 and 52 avg.

Sorghum planting was 47% complete, eight days behind last year’s 68 and six days behind the 65 avg. Sorghum emerged was 11% complete, a week behind last year’s 36 and six days behind the 26 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 12 exc, above the 75% good or exc of last year and the 52 avg. Wheat jointed was at 88%, behind last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Wheat headed was 33% complete, a week behind last year’s 62 and 62 avg. The South Central District was farthest along in development. Disease concerns were noted in some southeastern and south central counties.

Oats conditions rated 7% fair, 79 good, and 14 exc. Oats emerged was 99%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Oats headed was 4% complete, behind last year’s 21 and 14 avg.

Dry beans planted were 14% complete, behind last year’s 34 and 27 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 15 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc condition and 60 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 29% complete with most of the progress in the eastern half of the state.

Wild Hay conditions rated 12% fair, 73 good, and 15 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 15 exc, above last year’s 74 good and exc and 60 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 40 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 88% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.22 – 125% of normal.

NC: 2.47 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 1.34 – 94% of normal.

SW: 0.65 – 105% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 29% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 79% Corn emerged, 14% Dry beans planted, 99% Oats emerged, 4% Oats headed, 85% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 47% Sorghum planted, 11% Sorghum emerged, 88% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.

NEBRASKA CROPS/WEATHER SUMMARY

Week Ending May 30, 2010

Warm temperatures and sunshine provided crops with improved growing conditions. Accumulated growing degree days moved closer to normal levels this past week and aided the emergence and condition of crops. Soybean and sorghum planting progressed with over 5 days suitable for field work. Heavier amounts of precipitation fell across the northern half of the state. Mud in feedlots made for poor conditions in some southern counties. Cattle had choice grazing in pastures thanks to good grass growth.

Temps for the week averaged 4 degrees above normal with highs in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s. The Northeast and Central Districts received over an inch of precipitation, while the North Central District received almost 2.5 inches. However, the Northeast and East Central Districts remained well below normal on rainfall during April and May. Winds were recorded on numerous days.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 0 poor, 16 fair, 71 good, and 13 exc. Corn planting was almost completed at 99% statewide. This was one day behind last year’s 100% but at pace with average. Corn emerged was 79% complete, six days behind last year’s 92 and four days behind the 88 avg.

Soybean planting was 85% complete, six days behind last year’s 96 and slightly behind the 86 avg. Soybeans emerged was 43%, behind last year’s 68 and 52 avg.

Sorghum planting was 47% complete, eight days behind last year’s 68 and six days behind the 65 avg. Sorghum emerged was 11% complete, a week behind last year’s 36 and six days behind the 26 avg.

Wheat conditions rated 4% poor, 19 fair, 65 good, and 12 exc, above the 75% good or exc of last year and the 52 avg. Wheat jointed was at 88%, behind last year’s 100 and 99 avg. Wheat headed was 33% complete, a week behind last year’s 62 and 62 avg. The South Central District was farthest along in development. Disease concerns were noted in some southeastern and south central counties.

Oats conditions rated 7% fair, 79 good, and 14 exc. Oats emerged was 99%, behind last year’s 100 and 100 avg. Oats headed was 4% complete, behind last year’s 21 and 14 avg.

Dry beans planted were 14% complete, behind last year’s 34 and 27 avg.

Alfalfa rated 2% poor, 14 fair, 69 good, and 15 exc. Conditions were above last year’s 77% good or exc condition and 60 avg. First cutting of alfalfa was 29% complete with most of the progress in the eastern half of the state.

Wild Hay conditions rated 12% fair, 73 good, and 15 exc.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 15 exc, above last year’s 74 good and exc and 60 avg.

Temperature DatA by region

Northwest (NW) which includes Chadron, Scottsbluff and Sidney

Temperature – 92 max, 40 min.

North Central (NC) which includes Valentine

Temperature – 90 max, 39 min.

Central (Cen) which includes Grand Island and Ord

Temperature – 90 max, 45 min.

Southwest (SW) which includes Imperial and North Platte

Temperature – 91 max, 35 min.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture

State Report: Topsoil: 88% adequate, 3% surplus. Subsoil: 94% adequate, 3% surplus.

precipitation in inches

NW: 0.22 – 125% of normal.

NC: 2.47 – 123% of normal.

CEN: 1.34 – 94% of normal.

SW: 0.65 – 105% of normal.

FIELD WORK PROGRESS

State Report: 29% Alfalfa 1st cutting, 99% Corn planted, 79% Corn emerged, 14% Dry beans planted, 99% Oats emerged, 4% Oats headed, 85% Soybeans planted, 43% Soybeans emerged, 47% Sorghum planted, 11% Sorghum emerged, 88% Wheat jointed, 33% Wheat headed.