USDA Crop Progress Report, Aug. 10
Corn condition is rated 78% good to excellent, 67% dough stage and 14% dented, well ahead of last year and the average. Soybean condition is rated 81% good to excellent and 81% are setting pods, also ahead of average. Sorghum and dry edible beans continue to progress ahead of this time last year as well, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 15% fair, 57% good, and 21% excellent. Corn silking was 98%, ahead of 92% last year, and near 97% for the five-year average. Dough was 67%, well ahead of 37% last year, and ahead of 51% average. Dented was 14%, ahead of 2% last year and 8% average.
Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 14% fair, 59% good, and 22% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 81%, ahead of 62% last year and 69% average.
Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 27% fair, 39% good, and 26% excellent. Sorghum headed was 87%, well ahead of 61% last year, and ahead of 75% average. Coloring was 4%, near 8% last year, and behind 9% average.
Oats harvested was 95%, ahead of 85% last year and 89% average.
Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 57% good, and 19% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 92%, ahead of 79% last year. Setting pods was 55%, ahead of 39% last year.
Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 12% poor, 23% fair, 53% good, and 5% excellent.
For the week ending August 9, 2020, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 25% short, 58% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 25% short, 59% 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.