2017 Crop Reports

Nebraska drought map 6-27-17
Nebraska drought map 6-27-17

Abnormally Dry Area Expands to 68% of Nebraska

June 30, 2017
Dry areas expanded in Nebraska for the second straight week with 68% of the state now labeled as "abnormally dry" by the US Drought Monitor.

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Soybean field
Soybean field

Nebraska Plants Record High Soybean Acres, Up 10% from 2016

June 30, 2017
Nebraska's soybean acreage, estimated at 5.70 million acres in the June 30 USDA NASS report, was up 10% from last year and a record high. Nebraska corn at 9.80 million planted acres, is down 1% from last year.

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Severe holcus spot on corn leaves
Severe holcus spot on corn leaves

Crop Diseases Confirmed by Plant & Pest Lab June 15-27

June 29, 2017
Holcus spot in corn was among the diseases diagnosed by the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab in samples submitted June 15-27. See what diseases were confirmed in corn, soybean, wheat, and hops.

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Corn and soybean fields at the Rogers Memorial Farm
Soybean and corn fields at the University's Rogers Memorial Farm east of Lincoln.

USDA-NASS: Corn 74% Good-Excellent, Soybean, 70%, Wheat, 48%

June 26, 2017

Dry conditions across much of Nebraska allowed wheat harvest to begin, according to the report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending June 25.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 42% short, 44% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 33% short, 60% adequate, and 0% surplus.

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Corn at the Roger's Memorial Farm near Lincoln

Nebraska Crop Conditions (NASS, 6/19/17)

June 19, 2017
Nebraska corn condition rated 78% good to excellent, soybean rated 72% good to excellent, and wheat rated 51% good to excellent, according to the June 18 report from USDA NASS.

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Cornhusker Economics: How Accurate are Crop Forecasts?

June 16, 2017
Publicly available crop reports are one of the main sources of information about underlying supply and demand in many agricultural markets, but how accurate are the forecasts contributing to these market shifts?

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Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic Report (June 14)

June 15, 2017

The following diseases were reported in samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab June 1 to June 14.

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition

June 13, 2017

For the week ending June 11, Nebraska temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal and were accompanied by dry conditions, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Only the southern tip of the Panhandle and a few central counties received significant rain. The warm, dry weather allowed planting and other field work to continue.

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