2020 Crop Reports

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USDA: Nebraska Small Grain Production and Sept. 1 Grain Stocks

October 1, 2020
Grain stocks for corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum are all down from last year. Winter wheat production, area harvested, planted acres and estimated yields are all down from last year. Oat production, area harvested and planted acres are all up over last year. Read the complete details in this report.

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Nebraska Crops Maturing Ahead of Averages

September 24, 2020
Nebraska corn was 65% mature, well ahead of average, and 10% harvested as of Sept. 21 according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soybean dropping leaves was 82%, well ahead of average, and 10% harvested. Dry bean harvested was 62% and sorghum was 49% mature.

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Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Sept. 21-25)

September 24, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in Nemaha, Seward, York, Hitchcock, Hayes, Frontier and Red Willow counties.

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combine harvesting soybean

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Sept. 14-18)

September 17, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the norther Panhandle, Saunders, Sarpy and Douglas counties.

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USDA Nebraska Crop Production Forecast

September 17, 2020
Based on September 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2020 corn crop is forecast at 1.78 billion bushels, down slightly from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area harvested for grain, at 9.45 million acres, is down 4% from a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 188 bushels per acre, up 6 bushels from last year.

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corn at black layer

Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Aug. 31-Sept. 4)

September 3, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in the Lancaster, Saline, Jefferson, Gage, Dawson, Buffalo, Hall, Colfax, Stanton and Cuming Counties.

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Corn, Soybean Condition Declines, but Progressing Well

August 27, 2020
Corn condition is rated 66% good to excellent, down from 73% the previous week, with 96% dough and 60% dented. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent, down from 76% the previous week, with 98% setting pods and 5% dropping leaves.

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Extension Crop and Pest Reports (Aug. 17-21)

August 20, 2020
Extension educators report on what they are seeing in the fields this week in southeast Nebraska, the northern panhandle, Dawson, Buffalo and Hall counties.

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