2017 Crop Reports

Nebraska Extension Crop Reports July 24-28 July 25, 2017

Troy Ingram, Extension Educator in Greeley County: We have been extremely dry here for about the past eight to nine weeks, receiving only about 0.75 inch of rain in that period. Dryland corn on lighter soils is in very bad condition. I don’t think rain will help it at this point. Some beans are still holding on, also depending on soil type. Pastures are also suffering.

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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. 

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Nebraska ag reporting districts

Crop Diseases Confirmed by Plant & Pest Lab June 27 - July 13 July 14, 2017

A number of diseases were confirmed in corn, soybeans, and hops in the past two weeks.

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Corn in Dodge County in eastern Nebraska where rainfall has generally been timely.

USDA: Corn Silking Lags; Soybean Blooming Ahead of Normal July 10, 2017

Temperatures in Nebraska averaged two to six degrees above normal for the week ending July 9, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Moderate amounts of precipitation covered most of the western counties and eastern parts of the Panhandle; however, the eastern half of the State remained dry. Drier conditions allowed winter wheat harvest to progress.

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Nebraska drought map 6-27-17
Nebraska drought map 6-27-17

Abnormally Dry Area Expands to 68% of Nebraska June 30, 2017

Dry areas expanded in Nebraska for the second straight week with 68% of the state now labeled as "abnormally dry" by the US Drought Monitor.

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Soybean field
Soybean field

Nebraska Plants Record High Soybean Acres, Up 10% from 2016 June 30, 2017

Nebraska's soybean acreage, estimated at 5.70 million acres in the June 30 USDA NASS report, was up 10% from last year and a record high. Nebraska corn at 9.80 million planted acres, is down 1% from last year.

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Severe holcus spot on corn leaves
Severe holcus spot on corn leaves

Crop Diseases Confirmed by Plant & Pest Lab June 15-27 June 29, 2017

Holcus spot in corn was among the diseases diagnosed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab in samples submitted June 15-27. See what diseases were confirmed in corn, soybean, wheat, and hops.

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Corn and soybean fields at the Rogers Memorial Farm
Soybean and corn fields at the University's Rogers Memorial Farm east of Lincoln.

USDA-NASS: Corn 74% Good-Excellent, Soybean, 70%, Wheat, 48% June 26, 2017

Dry conditions across much of Nebraska allowed wheat harvest to begin, according to the report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending June 25.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 42% short, 44% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 33% short, 60% adequate, and 0% surplus.

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