2017 Crop Reports

Crop Diseases Confirmed by PPDC Sept. 1-20 September 21, 2017

Diseases confirmed in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab since September 1, 2017 for corn, soybean, sorghum and hops.

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Potato Production in Nebraska September 18, 2017

Final production for the 2016 Nebraska potato crop totaled 7.38 million hundredweight (cwt), up 7% percent from 2015, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Planted acres for 2016 totaled 16,500, up 6% from 2015.

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Figure 1. Early sugar beet harvest at the Western Sugar Cooperative factory in Scottsbluff, where they will be processed into sugar. (Photo by Gary Stone)

Extension Crop Reports Sept. 18-22 September 18, 2017

John Thomas, Extension Educator in Box Butte County: Local field temperatures got down to 29°F a week or so ago and stayed fairly cold for a while. Beans are susceptible to cool temperatures, but I haven’t seen any damage. About 15% of our winter wheat is planted. Dry edible bean harvest is underway with about 15%-20% cut and some combined.

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Dry Bean Harvest Continues as Some Corn, Soybean Harvests Start September 18, 2017

Dry edible bean harvest continued in western Nebraska as temperatures across the state averaged four to eight degrees above normal for the week ending September 17, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation ranged from 0.5 to 1 inch across most of the state.

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Map of forecast corn grain harvest and percent change from the last forecast.

Record High Harvests Forecast for Nebraska Corn and Soybean September 13, 2017

Based on September 1 conditions, USDA NASS forecasts record highs for Nebraska's corn and soybean crops. Corn is forecast at 1.72 billion bushels, up 1% from last year, and soybeans are forecast at 316 million bushels, also up 1% from last year.

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USDA: Corn Maturity Lags Slightly; Soybeans on Track September 11, 2017

Approximately 87% of the state's corn had dented and 18% had reach maturity, behind the five-year average of 27% at maturity by this date, according to the September 11 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report on Nebraska crop progress and condition.

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USDA-NASS: Progress Toward Crop Maturity Near Normal September 5, 2017

For the week ending September 3, temperatures averaged two to six degrees above normal across western Nebraska, but two to six degrees below normal in the east, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was scattered and limited with rainfall of less than half an inch received in some northcentral and Panhandle counties.

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Nebraska Wheat Variety Trial Data and Fall Seed Guide August 18, 2017

The 2017 Fall Seed Guide and results from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2017 Wheat Variety Trials are now available online.

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