Corn and Soybean Progress and Winter Wheat Harvest Lag

Soybean field abutting a corn field
Both corn and soybean progress continued to lag short- and longer term averages, according to the July 15 report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn and Soybean Progress and Winter Wheat Harvest Lag

Nebraska corn silking was 11%, well behind 60% last year and 42% for the five-year average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean progress was also lagging with just 28% blooming, compared with 63% by this time last year and the average of 54%. Similarly, just 14% of the state's winter wheat crop had been harvested by July 14, well behind 57% last year and the average of 52%.

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 19% fair, 63% good, and 13% excellent.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 24% fair, 63% good, and 8% excellent.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 55% good, and 18% excellent.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 66% good, and 7% excellent. Sorghum headed was 13%, behind 22% last year, but near the five-year average of 10%.
  • Oat condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 26% fair, 58% good, and 9% excellent. Oats headed was 95%, behind 100% last year, and near the average of 99%.
  • Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 56% good, and 5% excellent. Dry edible beans emerged was 95%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 1% poor, 13% fair, 71% good, and 14% excellent.

For the week ending July 14, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1% very short, 13% short, 75% adequate, and 11% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 6% short, 86% adequate, and 8% surplus.