USDA NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition (July 17)

USDA NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition (July 17) July 17, 2017

For the week ending July 16, temperatures averaged two to six degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received in the eastern half of Nebraska; however, the western half remained relatively dry. Winter wheat harvested was near completion in the southern counties. 

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 29% very short, 36% short, 35% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 22% very short, 35% short, 43% adequate, and 0% surplus.

  • Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 23% fair, 52% good, and 13% excellent. Corn silking was 47%, near 51% last year and 48% for the five-year average.
    Nationally, corn condition is 3% very poor, 8% poor, 25% fair, 51% good, and 13% excellent.
  • Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 25% fair, 56% good, and 7% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 66%, ahead of 50% last year and 56% average. Setting pods was 11%, ahead of 1% last year, and equal to average.
    Nationally, soybean condition is 3% very poor, 8% poor, 28% fair, 51% good, and 10% excellent.
  • Ninety-eight percent of the winter wheat crop was mature. Harvested was 83%, ahead of 70% last year, and well ahead of the five-year average of 58%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 3% poor, 33% fair, 46% good, and 15% excellent. Sorghum headed was 5%, near 6% last year and 8% for the average.
  • Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 41% fair, 49% good, and 5% excellent. Oats coloring was 97%, ahead of 92% last year. Mature was 84%. Harvested was 47%, near 46% last year and 44% average.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 4% very poor, 13% poor, 33% fair, 45% good, and 5% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 84% complete, ahead of 77% last year and 68% average. Third cutting was 15%.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 7% very poor, 16% poor, 24% fair, 38% good, and 15% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 35%, ahead of 26% last year and 21% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 6% very poor, 20% poor, 39% fair, 33% good, and 2% excellent.