NASS Crops July 6, 2015

NASS Crops July 6, 2015

NASS: 65% of Wheat Mature; 18% Harvsted

July 6, 2015

Wheat harvest was underway in south central and southwestern counties, but rain delayed harvest in parts of the southeast, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending July 5. Wheat maturity was ahead of normal, although harvest was running slightly behind the five-year average. Temperatures for the week averaged above normal in the western half of Nebraska, but below normal in the east.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 16% short, 72% adequate, and 9% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4% very short, 14% short, 74% adequate, and 8% surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 22% fair, 58% good, and 14% excellent. Corn silking was at 5%, near 7% last year, but behind the five-year average of 12%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 31% fair, 63% good, and 5% excellent. Sorghum emerged was at 96%, near 99% for both last year and the average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 56% good, and 13% excellent. Ninety-five percent of soybeans had emerged, behind 100% for both last year and the average. Blooming was at 29%, behind 36% last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 23%.
  • Winter wheat condition rated 15% very poor, 19% poor, 30% fair, 34% good, and 2% excellent. Winter wheat coloring was at 93%, ahead of 84% last year, but near the average of 90%. Sixty-five percent of the wheat crop was mature, well ahead of 34% last year and the 42% average. Harvested was at 18%, ahead of 11% last year, but behind the 24% average.
  • Oat condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 62% good, and 6% excellent. Oats headed was at 96%, ahead of 85% last year, but near the average of 94%. Coloring was at 59%, ahead of 43% last year.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 58% good, and 14% excellent. Alfalfa hay first cutting was at 94%, near 95% last year and the average of 97%. Second cutting was at 28%, behind 35% last year and the 39% average.
  • Proso millet planted was at 94%, well ahead of 61% last year, but near 91% average.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 70% good, and 7% excellent. Dry edible beans emerged was at 92%, behind 98% for both last year and the average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 17% fair, 64% good, and 13% excellent.