Nebraska Crop Progress Report for Aug. 3

Nebraska Crop Progress Report for Aug. 3

Corn is progressing ahead of average and rated 77% good to excellent, with 43% dough and 6% dented. Soybean is progressing ahead of average and rated 79% good to excellent, with 95% blooming and 64% setting pods. Wheat is 96% harvested, and dry edible beans are 73% blooming and 38% setting pods, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 16% fair, 55% good, and 22% excellent. Corn silking was 94%, ahead of 81% last year, and near 91% for the five-year average. Dough was 43%, well ahead of 23% last year, and ahead of 31% average. Dented was 6%, near 2% average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 16% fair, 57% good, and 22% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 95%, well ahead of 75% last year, and ahead of 87% average. Setting pods was 64%, ahead of 46% last year and 53% average.

Winter wheat harvested was 96%, well ahead of 69% last year, and ahead of 90% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 28% fair, 39% good, and 25% excellent. Sorghum headed was 64%, well ahead of 38% last year, and ahead of 51% average. Coloring was 1%, near 3% both last year and average.

Oats harvested was 92%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 81% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 13% fair, 71% good, and 15% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 73%, ahead of 55% last year. Setting pods was 38%, ahead of 19% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 32% fair, 55% good, and 4% excellent.
For the week ending August 2, 2020, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 25% short, 60% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 10% very short, 26% short, 62% adequate, and 2% 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.