2019 Crop Reports

Nebraska Wheat Crop Forecast at 51.4 mil bu, up 4% from 2018

July 11, 2019
Nebraska wheat yield per acre and total production are estimated to be higher than in 2018, while the area to be harvested is down 4% from 2018. Oat production is forecast at 1.56 million bushels, up 3% from last year.

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Fields in central Neraska faced a range of damage from heavy rains earlier this week, from being totally inundated by flood waters to plants being flattened by the storms and high winds. (Photo by Todd Whitney)
Fields in central Neraska faced a range of damage from heavy rains earlier this week, from being totally inundated by flood waters to crops being flattened by the storms and high winds. (Photo by Todd Whitney)

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (July 8-12, 2019)

July 9, 2019
Conditions were excessively wet in many counties in this week's Crop and Pest Reports from extension educators and specialists, although some areas were exceptionally dry and starting to see signs of stress. Increases in corn and soybean diseases were also reported.

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Corn and Soybean Progress Lag, but Condition Good

July 8, 2019
Corn and soybean progress is behind normal, but crop condition continues mostly good to excellent, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service July 8 report for Nebraska.Corn silking was at 2%, behind the five-year average of 16%. Soybeans blooming was at 10%, well behind the average of 37%.

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USDA: Nebraska Corn, Soybean Planting Nearly Done

June 18, 2019
With 98% of the corn crop and 91% of the soybean crop planted as of Sunday, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska planting efforts moved down the home stretch.

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Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf (Photo by Ron Seymour)
Thistle caterpillar on a soybean leaf in south central Nebraska. (Photo by Ron Seymour)

Extension Crop Reports June 18-21, 2019

June 18, 2019
Thistle caterpillars are increasing in central Nebraska, as reported by growers and Extension Educator Ron Seymour,

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Crop Reports from Extension Educators

June 14, 2019

Randy Pryor, Extension Educator in Saline County: Soybean planting came to a halt with 0.85 to 1.10 inches in Saline County. Most of Gage County remained dry enough for spraying and planting to continue. Corn planting is essentially done except for wet pockets in certain fields.

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Planting Still Lagging with Corn at 81%, Soybean, 56%

May 28, 2019
With cool, rainy conditions, planting progress was slow last week and remains behind normal, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service report for Nebraska. There were just 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork.

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(Photo by Nathan Mueller)
Photo by Nathan Mueller

Only 27% of Corn, 7% of Soybean Emerged

May 21, 2019
With several sunny days last week planting progressed with 70% of corn and 40% of soybeans now planted. Continued progress will likely be delayed in many areas where there was rain and even snow early this week.

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