Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition June 13, 2017

For the week ending June 11, Nebraska temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal and were accompanied by dry conditions, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Only the southern tip of the Panhandle and a few central counties received significant rain. The warm, dry weather allowed planting and other field work to continue.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 37% short, 59% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 19% short, 78% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 20% fair, 67% good, and 11% excellent. Emerged was 98%, equal to last year, and near 97% for the five-year average.

Nationally, corn condition was rated 15% excellent, 60% good, 21% fair, 3% poor, and 1% very poor.

Soybean condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 24% fair, 67% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans planted was at 97%, near 96% both last year and average. Emerged was 86%, ahead of 81% last year, and near 84% average.

Nationally, soybean condition was rated  12% excellent, 62% good, 22% fair, 3% poor, and 1% very poor. Approximately 92% had been planted and 77% had emerged, up 19 percentage points from the previous week and equal to progress at this time last year.

Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 10% poor, 36% fair, 43% good, and 8% excellent. Coloring was 30%, near 33% last year and 31% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 0% poor, 28% fair, 61% good, and 11% excellent. Sorghum planted was 90%, behind 96% last year, but near 89% average. Emerged was 70%, near 67% last year, and ahead of 57% average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 27% fair, 68% good, and 4% excellent. Oats jointed was 98%, ahead of 85% last year. Headed was 76%, ahead of 57% last year, and well ahead of 50% average.

Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 1% poor, 24% fair, 65% good, and 9% excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 76%, near 79% last year, but ahead of 63% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 74%, behind 82% last year, but ahead of 69% average.

Proso millet planted was 41%, ahead of 30% last year.