Nebraska Crops Maturing Ahead of Averages

Nebraska Crops Maturing Ahead of Averages

Nebraska corn was 65% mature, well ahead of average, and 10% harvested as of Sept. 21 according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean dropping leaves was 82%, well ahead of average, and 10% harvested. Dry bean harvested was 62% and sorghum was 49% mature.

Corn condition rated 6% very poor, 9% poor, 21% fair, 44% good, and 20% excellent. Corn dented was 97%, ahead of 88% last year, and near 94% for the five-year average. Mature was 65%, well ahead of 32% last year, and ahead of 47% average. Harvested was 10%, ahead of 2% last year and 4% average.

Soybean condition rated 5% very poor, 8% poor, 21% fair, 49% good, and 17% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 82%, well ahead of 46% last year and 62% average. Harvested was 10%, ahead of 4% average.

Winter wheat planted was 40%, near 42% last year and 43% average. Emerged was 4%, near 7% average.

Sorghum condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 22% fair, 39% good, and 27% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 93%, near 90% last year and 94% average. Mature was 49%, well ahead of 17% last year, and ahead of 36% average. Harvested was 2%, near 3% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 9% fair, 70% good, and 18% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 85%, ahead of 77% last year. Harvested was 62%, well ahead of 30% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 11% very poor, 22% poor, 27% fair, 38% good, and 2% excellent.

For the week ending September 20, 2020, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16% very short, 36% short, 47% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 21% very short, 35% short, 43% 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.