Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2021 corn production is forecast at a record 1.82 billion bushels, up 2% from last year's production. Yield is forecast at 190 bushels per acre, up 10 bushels from last year.
Corn condition is rated 70% good to excellent and 71% mature with 13% harvested. Soybean condition is rated 71% good to excellent and 87% dropping leaves with 17% harvested which is near the average. Winter wheat planting and emergence is running near averages, while sorghum maturity and harvest are running slightly above average.
For the week ending Sept. 12, 2021, corn maturity was 35%, ahead of the 29% average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 47%, ahead of the 37% average, harvested was 1%. Sorghum maturity was 27%, ahead of the 18% average, harvested was 2%.
For the week ending Sept. 5, 2021, there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 25% short, 66% adequate and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 40% short, 46% adequate and 0% surplus.
For the week ending Aug. 29, 2021, corn mature was 8%, near 10% last year and 5% average. Soybeans setting pods was 97%, near 100% last year and 95% average. Sorghum maturity was 2%, equal to both last year and average.