Soil Moisture

Nebraska precipitation map

April 2024 Monthly Summary

June 13, 2024
It was the wettest April in Nebraska since 2016 and the first above average for precipitation since 2017, which led to crucial drought relief for the central and northeastern regions.

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Center pivot in corn field
Starting to irrigate too soon can lead to wasting water, poor soil environment, increasing costs, and leaching nitrogen which can result in lower yields.

Soil-Water-Plant Interaction Basics

June 12, 2024
As irrigation season approaches, producers may find it beneficial to review the basics on how soil, water and plants all work together to grow crops.

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Sorghum field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: End of Nebraska Planting Season in Sight

June 10, 2024
With just about 20% of sorghum acreage remaining, planting season is coming to a close and Nebraska producers will soon begin winter wheat harvest.

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Soybean field during summer
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: Nebraska Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

June 4, 2024
Corn planting has been completed in Nebraska, and soybean planting is nearly done as well.

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Dry bean field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA. (CropWatch file photo)

Crop Progress: Dry Edible Bean Planting Underway

May 28, 2024
As corn planting nears the finish line in Nebraska, dry edible bean producers are getting started on their planting season.

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Projected precipitation May 29-June 1

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024
Nebraska will have a brief break from precipitation early next week, but another round of storms is expected to bring rainfall back to the state by Thursday, May 30.

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Corn field
Historical crop progress data for Nebraska is available at USDA.

Crop Progress: Nebraska Plantings Back on Track

May 20, 2024
Planting was in full swing last week and Nebraska farmers made significant progress on corn and soybean. As of May 19, most crops were just slightly behind average planting pace.

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Precipitation outlook for May 16-23

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: May 16, 2024

May 17, 2024
A very active weather pattern is on the way to Nebraska. For farmers trying to get crops in the ground, there likely won't be more than 72 consecutive hours without precipitation between Sunday, May 19 and the end of the month.

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