Corn and Soybean Progress Lag, but Condition Good

Corn and Soybean Progress Lag, but Condition Good

Corn and soybean progress is behind normal, but crop condition continues mostly good to excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service July 8 report for Nebraska.

  • Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 63% good, and 13% excellent. Corn silking was 2%, well behind 28% last year, and behind 16% for the five-year average.
  • Soybean condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 23% fair, 63% good, and 10% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 10%, well behind 48% last year and the 37% average.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 50% good, and 20% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 2%, well behind 22% last year and the average of 26%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 19% fair, 72% good, and 7% excellent. Sorghum headed was 11%, near 12% last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 4%.
  • Oat condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 25% fair, 56% good, and 12% excellent. Oats headed was 90%, behind 99% last year and the average of 96%.
  • Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 33% fair, 55% good, and 6% excellent.
  • Dry edible beans emerged was 86%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 11% fair, 69% good, and 17% excellent.

Soil Moisture. For the week ending July 7, there were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 4% short, 84% adequate, and 12% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0% very short, 2% short, 86% adequate, and 12% surplus.