Crop Progress: Harvest 2023 Ahead of Average Pace

Corn field at harvest
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Harvest 2023 Ahead of Average Pace

For the week ending Sept. 24, 2023, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 21% very short, 29% short, 48% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 29% very short, 35% short, 34% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 12% very poor, 17% poor, 22% fair, 38% good and 11% excellent. Corn mature was 70%, near 68% last year and ahead of 64% for the five-year average. Harvested was 15%, near 12% last year and ahead of 10% average.

Soybean condition rated 13% very poor, 17% poor, 25% fair, 36% good and 9% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 86%, ahead of 79% both last year and average. Harvested was 14%, near 12% last year and 13% average.

Winter wheat planted was 60%, well ahead of 37% last year and ahead of 51% average. Emerged was 15%, ahead of 4% last year and 9% average.

Sorghum condition rated 4% very poor, 7% poor, 26% fair, 35% good and 28% excellent. Sorghum mature was 45%, ahead of 40% last year but near 47% average. Harvested was 6%, equal to both last year and average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 25% fair, 54% good and 13% excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 69%, behind 81% last year. Harvested was 37%, behind 42% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 8% very poor, 15% poor, 37% fair, 29% good and 11% excellent.

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