Corn Harvest Nears Completion; Wheat Condition Good November 20, 2017
Corn harvest was 93% complete as of Sunday and near the five-year average of 95%, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending November 19.
Temperatures averaged near normal across eastern Nebraska, but six to ten degrees above normal in the west. Precipitation was limited, allowing good conditions for harvest.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 23% short, 73% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 22% short, 73% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Winter wheat condition rated 7% excellent, 49% good, 33% fair, 9% poor, and 2% very poor. Last week winter wheat condition rated 9% excellent, 54% good, 29% fair, 6% poor, and 2% very poor.
Sorghum harvested was at 91%, behind 98% last year and the five-year average of 97%.
Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 12% poor, 46% fair, 36% good, and 4% excellent.