2019 Crop Reports

20% of Corn, 28% of Soybeans Harvested

October 16, 2019

Approximately 20% of the state's corn and 28% of its soybeans had been harvested as of Sunday, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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USDA: Corn Harvest to Set a Record; Soybean Harvest Down 15%

October 10, 2019

Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn production is a record forecast at 1.81 billion bushels, up 1% from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.75 million acres, is up 5% from a year ago. Yield is forecast at 186 bushels per acre, down 6 bushels from last year.

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USDA: Corn and Soybean Slow to Maturity

September 16, 2019
Only 19% of Nebraska's corn is mature, compared to 41% at this time last year and 35% for the five-year average, USDA NASS reports. Soybean development faces similar delays.

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Corn and Soybean Condition Steady; Dry Bean Drops

August 29, 2019

For the week ending August 18, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following crop condition and progress:

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An infographic showing soybean yield components and when they affect yield.
An infographic depicting the stage and yield component timing in soybean. Stress can happen anytime during the growing season. It's important to know what recovery is left and when management is critical for yield. Find this and more infographics at https://cropwatch.unl.edu/crop-infographics. (Source: Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (August 19-23)

August 23, 2019
Crop progress reports and pest reports and photos, plus an infographic on soybean yield components of crop progress and pest challenges, reported by Extension Educators and Specialists.

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Tweet from Justin McMechan on scouting for soybean gall midge

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 29 - Aug. 2)

August 1, 2019
Crop reports from Extension Educators and specialists from across the state, including videos and Tweets.

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USDA Crop Progress Report, July 28

August 1, 2019
Corn, soybean, and sorghum progress and wheat harvest continue to lag normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending July 28.

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A mature wheat field in eastern Nebraska.
Figure 1. A wheat field about ready to harvest and, in the background, a corn field in eastern Nebraska. (Photo by Paul Jasa)

Crop Condition Improves Slightly; Progress Still Behind

July 22, 2019
Crop condition improved slightly for corn and soybean, while crop progress continued to lag previous years in all categories for the week ending July 21. Wheat harvest was 33% complete, well behind the five-year average of 76%.

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