Soybean Harvest 45% Complete; Corn at 19%
Limited rainfall allowed the Nebraska harvest to progress with soybeans nearing the half-way mark, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending Oct. 12. Temperatures were above normal in the west but below normal in the east. The growing season has ended with a killing frost in all but a few southern counties.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 19% short, 74% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 22% short, 69% adequate, and 2% surplus.
Field Crops Report
Winter wheat planted was 95%, ahead of 91% for the five-year average. Eighty percent of the state's winter wheat had emerged, ahead of the 63% average.
Corn conditions rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 18% fair, 52% good, and 23% excellent. Corn mature was 89%, equal to the average. Corn harvested was 19%, behind the average of 34%.
Soybean conditions rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 20% fair, 54% good, and 20% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 97%, equal to the average. Soybeans harvested was 45%, behind the average of 66%.
Sorghum conditions rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 32% fair, 40% good, and 22% excellent. Sorghum mature was 87%, ahead of the average of 82%. Sorghum harvested was 12%, behind the average of 21%.
Dry bean harvest was 85% complete, behind the average of 90%.
Alfalfa hay fourth cutting was 89% complete, equal to the average. Proso millet harvest was 86% complete, ahead of the average of 82%.
Pasture and range conditions rated 5% very poor, 7% poor, 32% fair, 47% good, and 9% excellent.