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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Continues Near Average Pace, Slow Start for Winter Wheat Emergence

September 27, 2022
Harvest is progressing at average pace for all crops except dry edible beans, which continues to lag last year's harvest pace by 16%. Winter wheat emergence is also behind at 4% as of Sept. 25, compared to the average 15% for this time of year.

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Pasture in drought

Crop Progress: Half of Nebraska Pastures, Range Remain in ‘Very Poor’ Condition

September 21, 2022
With drought persisting across Nebraska, there has been no improvement to pasture and range conditions, which are currently 50% very poor. Crop conditions remained relatively stable as of Sept. 18. 

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Below-average Yields for the Region

September 15, 2022
The final corn yield forecast for the season suggests below-average yields in rainfed corn in Nebraska. For many irrigated sites across the state, yield is anticipated to be slightly closer to average.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Harvest Gets Underway for Corn, Sorghum, Dry Beans

September 15, 2022
Though the beginning of harvest for corn and sorghum is pacing on average, delays continue in dry edible bean production, which is currently 22% behind harvest in 2021.

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Field peas

Nebraska Crop Production Report for Sept. 1

September 15, 2022
Nebraska's crop production forecast as of Sept. 1 reflected a downward trend for corn, soybean, sorghum, sugarbeets and dry edible peas, with the most substantial losses in peas — down 38% from 2021.

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Wheat field

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Begins in Nebraska

September 9, 2022
Crop conditions were holding steady as of Sept. 4, with winter wheat planting underway.

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Cover crop mix drill interseeded
Cover crop mix drill interseeded into V4 corn growing well by V8-9 leaf corn. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Comparing Cover Crop Planting Methods

September 1, 2022
While planting cover crops after harvest with a drill or planter may be the most convenient, there are several other planting methods that can increase cover crop success as measured by biomass production.

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Sorghum field

Crop Progress: Sorghum Condition Falls to 35% Very Poor

September 1, 2022
As of Aug. 28, sorghum condition dropped another 15% over the week prior, and corn and soybean crop conditions experienced a slight decrease.

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