Dry Bean Harvest Continues as Some Corn, Soybean Harvests Start
Dry edible bean harvest continued in western Nebraska as temperatures across the state averaged four to eight degrees above normal for the week ending September 17, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation ranged from 0.5 to 1 inch across most of the state.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10% very short, 33% short, 56% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 36% short, 52% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Field Crop Condition & Progress
Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 9% poor, 24% fair, 44% good, and 18% excellent. Corn dented was 94%, equal to last year, and near the five-year average of 93%. Thirty-seven percent was mature, behind 43% both last year and for the average. Harvested was 2%, equal to last year, but behind the average of 7%.
Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 28% fair, 48% good, and 12% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 54%, ahead of 48% both last year and average. Harvested was 3%, near 2% both last year and for the average.
Winter wheat planted was 23%, behind 41% last year and 34% average.
Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 2% poor, 20% fair, 55% good, and 20% excellent. Sorghum coloring was at 91%, behind 98% last year, but near the average of 87%. thirty percent of the crop was mature, behind 39% last year, but ahead of the average of 22%. Harvested was 2%, near 0% both last year and average.
Alfalfa condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 34% fair, 40% good, and 12% excellent. Alfalfa fourth cutting was 68% complete, ahead of 59% last year and 61% average.
Dry edible beans condition rated 9% very poor, 17% poor, 22% fair, 43% good, and 9% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 76%, behind 89% last year and the average of 85%. Harvested was 35%, ahead of 27% last year and the average of 30%.
Proso millet harvested was 40%, ahead of 22% last year, but near the average of 41%.
Pasture and range: Conditions rated 5% very poor, 20% poor, 45% fair, 27% good, and 3% excellent.
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