2017 Crop Reports

Percent Corn (95%) and Soybean (76%) Planted near Long-Term Averages June 1, 2017

For the week ending May 28, cool and mostly dry conditions prevailed, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average temperatures ranged from three to nine degrees below normal. Some areas of the Panhandle and southeast Nebraska received up to an inch of rain; however, much of the state remained dry.

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Figure 1. Severe stripe rust in a wheat field in south-central Nebraska May 24. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Stripe Rust Increasing in Nebraska Wheat May 25, 2017

Recent rainfall and cool temperatures have favored development of stripe rust to severe levels on flag leaves in fields that have not been sprayed as shown in Figure 1, a photo taken Wednesday, May 24, in a grower’s field in Webster County in south-central Nebraska. 

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Soil erosion from heavy rains

Extension Crop Reports May 22-26 May 24, 2017

Field reports and photos from northeast and western Nebraska.

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USDA NASS: Corn Planting 87% Done; Soybean, 52% May 22, 2017

For the week ending May 21, temperatures averaged three to five degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of two inches or more was recorded across the majority of counties; however, rainfall totals of three inches or more were recorded across the southeast.

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Corn field at V5 in Richardson County May 19.
Corn field at V5 in Richardson County May 17. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Extension Crop Reports May 15-20 May 16, 2017

Extension educators from across the state report on crop progress and issues in their area.

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USDA NASS: 78% of Corn, 37% of Soybean Planted in Nebraska May 15, 2017

With a week of mostly dry warm conditions, Nebraska farmers made good planting progress in the week ending May 14, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Map of Nebraska by USDA NASS districts

Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic Report May 11, 2017

Diseases reported in crop plant samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab March 1 to May 1.

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wheat

2017 Winter Wheat Crop Down 27% from 2016 May 10, 2017

Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 51.5 million bushels, down 27% from last year's crop, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 51 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year.

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