Crop Progress Report for July 20

Crop Progress Report for July 20

Corn is progressing near the five-year average with 61% silking, while soybean is progressing ahead of average with 75% blooming and 31% setting pods. Both crops declined slightly in condition since last week according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The winter wheat harvest is progressing ahead of average at 79% complete.

Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 23% fair, 46% good, and 20% excellent. Corn silking was 61%, well ahead of 32% last year, and near 58% for the five- year average. Dough was 3%, near 1% last year and 6% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 21% fair, 53% good, and 18% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 75%, well ahead of 41% last year, and ahead of 61% average. Setting pods was 31%, well ahead of 6% last year, and ahead of 15% average.

Winter wheat harvested was 79%, well ahead of 28% last year, and ahead of 66% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 5% poor, 39% fair, 44% good, and 12% excellent. Sorghum headed was 25%, ahead of 16% last year and 17% average.

Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 10% poor, 27% fair, 56% good, and 5% excellent. Oats harvested was 57%, well ahead of 10% last year, and ahead of 43% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 28% fair, 60% good, and 6% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 52%, well ahead of 9% last year. Setting pods was 8%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 18% poor, 30% fair, 42% good, and 3% excellent.

For the week ending July 19, 2020, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 33% short, 51% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 32% short, 56% 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.