2017 Crop Reports

NASS Crop Conditions: Cooler Conditions Lower Corn, Soybean Stress

August 7, 2017
Temperatures averaged six to eight degrees below normal and precipitation ranged from one-half to two inches across the state for the week ending August 6, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The cooler temperatures and rain alleviated some stress in corn and soybeans caused by prior dry conditions.

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Painted lady butterfly
Figure 1. Several extension educators in eastern Nebraska this week reported unusually high numbers of painted lady butterflies, suggesting the likelihood that unusually high numbers of their caterpillars may be feeding on crops soon. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Extension Crop Report August 4

August 4, 2017
Extension Educator Jenny Rees reports on crop status and what crop pests she's seeing in south central Nebraska fields.

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USDA-NASS: Corn 61% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 60%

July 31, 2017

Winter wheat harvest has been completed across most of Nebraska, according to the July 30 report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the state during the previous week and a few north central counties received as much as four inches of rain.

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Map of ag districts in Nebraska

Crop Diseases Confirmed by PPDC July 10-26

July 27, 2017

The following diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab July 10-26.

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Nebraska Extension Crop Reports July 24-28

July 25, 2017

Troy Ingram, Extension Educator in Greeley County: We have been extremely dry here for about the past eight to nine weeks, receiving only about 0.75 inch of rain in that period. Dryland corn on lighter soils is in very bad condition. I don’t think rain will help it at this point. Some beans are still holding on, also depending on soil type. Pastures are also suffering.

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USDA NASS: Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition (July 17)

July 17, 2017

For the week ending July 16, temperatures averaged two to six degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received in the eastern half of Nebraska; however, the western half remained relatively dry. Winter wheat harvested was near completion in the southern counties. 

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Nebraska ag reporting districts

Crop Diseases Confirmed by Plant & Pest Lab June 27 - July 13

July 14, 2017
A number of diseases were confirmed in corn, soybeans, and hops in the past two weeks.

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Corn in Dodge County in eastern Nebraska where rainfall has generally been timely.

USDA: Corn Silking Lags; Soybean Blooming Ahead of Normal

July 10, 2017

Temperatures in Nebraska averaged two to six degrees above normal for the week ending July 9, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Moderate amounts of precipitation covered most of the western counties and eastern parts of the Panhandle; however, the eastern half of the State remained dry. Drier conditions allowed winter wheat harvest to progress.

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