2011 Wheat Production Forecast Down 7% From Last Year - UNL CropWatch, June 23, 2011

2011 Wheat Production Forecast Down 7% From Last Year - UNL CropWatch, June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

2011 Wheat forecast

Figure 1. Nebraska wheat production forecast.  (Source: Nebraska Field Office, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Nebraska's 2011 winter wheat crop, based on June 1 conditions, is forecast at 59.4 million bushels, up 5% from the May 1 forecast but down 7% from last year’s crop (Figure 1). Average yield is forecast at 44 bushels per acre, up 2 bushels from last month, one bushel from last year and 3.4 bushels above the 10-year average.

Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.35 million acres, down 140,000 acres or 9%t from last year. This would be 90% of the planted acres, compared with 93% last year and 94% for the 10-year average. Crop development was about one week behind normal. As of May 29, subsoil moisture supplies were below last year but above the five-year average.

From Nebraska Agri-Facts, June 23, 2011
Nebraska Field Office, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service