Nebraska's harvest slowed last week with just 1.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Oct. 15 report. In both corn and soybean, 80% of the crop was rated good to excellent.
Nebraska soybean and corn yields have steadily increased from 1971 to 2017 in both irrigated and rainfed production systems. Nebraska irrigated soybean increased at a linear linear rate of 0.68 bu/ac, and irrigated corn increased at a rate of 2.17 bu/ac.
Corn silking was 65%, well ahead of 42% last year and 38% for the five-year average. Condition was 86% good to excellent.Soybean blooming was at 65%, ahead of the average of 53%. Condition was 83% good to excellent.