USDA-NASS: Corn 61% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 60%

USDA-NASS: Corn 61% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 60% July 31, 2017

Winter wheat harvest has been completed across most of Nebraska, according to the July 30 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the state during the previous week and a few north central counties received as much as four inches of rain.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 40% short, 38% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 19% very short, 41% short, 40% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 25% fair, 47% good, and 14% excellent. Corn silking was 91%, near last year's 93% and the five-year average of 90%. Seventeen percent was at the dough stage, behind 23% last year and the average of 25%.

Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 27% fair, 52% good, and 8% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 87%, near 85% last year and 86% average. Soybean setting pods was at 47%, ahead of 40% last year, and near the average of 45%.

Winter wheat harvested was 99%, near 96% last year, and ahead of 90% average.

Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 4% poor, 31% fair, 48% good, and 14% excellent. Sorghum headed was 26%, behind 40% both last year and average. Coloring was at 2%, near last year's 1% and the average of 3%.

Oats harvested was 89%, ahead of 74% last year and 78% average.

Alfalfa condition rated 5% very poor, 15% poor, 32% fair, 40% good, and 8% excellent. Alfalfa third cutting was 48% complete, ahead of last year's 38% and the average of 35%.

Dry edible beans condition rated 7% very poor, 11% poor, 18% fair, 41% good, and 23% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 75%, behind 90% last year, but near the average of 73% average. Setting pods was 36%, well behind 56% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 13% very poor, 20% poor, 38% fair, 26% good, and 3% excellent.

Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables at:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2017/CropProg-07-31-2017.pdf