2017 Crop Reports

Corn at the Roger's Memorial Farm near Lincoln

Nebraska Crop Conditions (NASS, 6/19/17) June 19, 2017

Nebraska corn condition rated 78% good to excellent, soybean rated 72% good to excellent, and wheat rated 51% good to excellent, according to the June 18 report from USDA NASS.

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Cornhusker Economics: How Accurate are Crop Forecasts? June 16, 2017

Publicly available crop reports are one of the main sources of information about underlying supply and demand in many agricultural markets, but how accurate are the forecasts contributing to these market shifts?

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Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic Report (June 14) June 15, 2017

The following diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab June 1 to June 14.

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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.

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Grain bins damaged by high winds

Nebraska Extension Crop & Damage Reports June 12-16 June 12, 2017

Extension crop reports and photos for the week, including storm damage photos.

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Wheat field

Nebraska's Winter Wheat Crop Down 34% from 2016 June 9, 2017

Nebraska's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 46.5 million bushels, down 34% from last year's crop, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, winter wheat production is up less than 1%.

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corn post twisted whorl
Figure 1. Warm conditions and associated rapid growth lead again to twisted whorls in south central Nebraska corn fields. Upon their emergence, these yellow leaves wave brightly above otherwise green corn canopies. Plants will recover well with no likely impact on yield. See May issues of CropWatch and ISU’s ICM News for more information. (Source Roger Elmore, June 8, 2017, Clay County)

Extension Crop Reports June 5-9, 2017 June 5, 2017

Extension crop reports and photos for the week.

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USDA: Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions June 5, 2017

For the week ending June 4, with warmer temperatures and rain limited to the western Panhandle, planting progressed with 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the June 5 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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