2017 Crop Reports

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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USDA NASS: 78% of Corn, 37% of Soybean Planted in Nebraska

May 15, 2017

With a week of mostly dry warm conditions, Nebraska farmers made good planting progress in the week ending May 14, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Map of Nebraska by USDA NASS districts

Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic Report

May 11, 2017
Diseases reported in crop plant samples submitted to the UNL Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab March 1 to May 1.

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2017 Winter Wheat Crop Down 27% from 2016

May 10, 2017

Based on May 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2017 winter wheat crop is forecast at 51.5 million bushels, down 27% from last year's crop, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 51 bushels per acre, down 3 bushels from last year.

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USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 50%, Soybean at 13%

May 8, 2017

Corn planting in Nebraska was nearly 50% complete as of Sunday, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. While average temperatures were one to two degrees below normal last week, warmer, drier conditions at week's end favored planting. Soybean planting was 13% complete.

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Crop Progress as of 4/30/17

USDA NASS: Corn Planting at 34%, Soybean at 8%

May 1, 2017
Despite rainy cold conditions that moved in mid week, corn planting moved to 34% complete as of Sunday April 30, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report. Eight percent of the soybean crop had been planted. For the week ending April 30, temperatures averaged eight to ten degrees below normal, according to the report. Significant rainfall of one inch or more was recorded across most counties. Moderate snow, averaging two to four inches, was recorded in south central and northeastern counties at the end of the week.

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Snowy Sherman County Field May 1, 2017

Extension Crop Reports May 1-5

May 1, 2017
Extension Educator crop and field reports from across the state are compiled here weekly.

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Nebraska Extension Crop Reports - Late April

April 26, 2017

Michael Rethwisch, Extension Educator for Butler and Polk Counties: This week I sampled alfalfa for alfalfa weevil larvae in several counties. Most larvae were very small, indicating that the hatch was very recent, and more weevil larvae should be expected.

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