2017 Crop Reports

Wheat field

Nebraska's Winter Wheat Crop Down 34% from 2016 June 9, 2017

Nebraska's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 46.5 million bushels, down 34% from last year's crop, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, winter wheat production is up less than 1%.

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corn post twisted whorl
Figure 1. Warm conditions and associated rapid growth lead again to twisted whorls in south central Nebraska corn fields. Upon their emergence, these yellow leaves wave brightly above otherwise green corn canopies. Plants will recover well with no likely impact on yield. See May issues of CropWatch and ISU’s ICM News for more information. (Source Roger Elmore, June 8, 2017, Clay County)

Extension Crop Reports June 5-9, 2017 June 5, 2017

Extension crop reports and photos for the week.

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USDA: Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions June 5, 2017

For the week ending June 4, with warmer temperatures and rain limited to the western Panhandle, planting progressed with 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the June 5 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Percent Corn (95%) and Soybean (76%) Planted near Long-Term Averages June 1, 2017

For the week ending May 28, cool and mostly dry conditions prevailed, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average temperatures ranged from three to nine degrees below normal. Some areas of the Panhandle and southeast Nebraska received up to an inch of rain; however, much of the state remained dry.

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Figure 1. Severe stripe rust in a wheat field in south-central Nebraska May 24. (Photo by Stephen Wegulo)

Stripe Rust Increasing in Nebraska Wheat May 25, 2017

Recent rainfall and cool temperatures have favored development of stripe rust to severe levels on flag leaves in fields that have not been sprayed as shown in Figure 1, a photo taken Wednesday, May 24, in a grower’s field in Webster County in south-central Nebraska. 

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Soil erosion from heavy rains

Extension Crop Reports May 22-26 May 24, 2017

Field reports and photos from northeast and western Nebraska.

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USDA NASS: Corn Planting 87% Done; Soybean, 52% May 22, 2017

For the week ending May 21, temperatures averaged three to five degrees below normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of two inches or more was recorded across the majority of counties; however, rainfall totals of three inches or more were recorded across the southeast.

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Corn field at V5 in Richardson County May 19.
Corn field at V5 in Richardson County May 17. (Photo by Laura Thompson)

Extension Crop Reports May 15-20 May 16, 2017

Extension educators from across the state report on crop progress and issues in their area.

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