Corn, Soybean Harvest Continues Ahead of Normal
Corn and soybean harvest continued ahead of the five-year average with 21% of corn and 55% of soybean harvested. Winter wheat planted was 80% (near the average) with 33% emerged, which is behind the average. Sorghum and dry bean harvest were slightly ahead of average, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 12% poor, 24% fair, 44% good, and 17% excellent. Corn mature was 91%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 80% for the five-year average. Harvested was 21%, ahead of 11% last year and 15% average.
Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 23% fair, 45% good, and 18% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 97%, ahead of 83% last year and 90% average. Harvested was 55%, well ahead of 12% last year and 25% average.
Winter wheat planted was 80%, near 83% last year and 82% average. Emerged was 33%, near 36% last year, and behind 49% average.
Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 30% fair, 41% good, and 19% excellent. Sorghum mature was 87%, well ahead of 64% last year, and ahead of 77% average. Harvested was 17%, ahead of 3% last year, and near 15% average.
Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 97%. Harvested was 82%, ahead of 77% last year.
Pasture and range conditions rated 15% very poor, 20% poor, 27% fair, 36% good, and 2% excellent.
For the week ending October 4, 2020, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 42% short, 32% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 24% very short, 36% short, 39% adequate, and 1% surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.