Winter Wheat

Wheat plant

Crop Progress: Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Finished

October 19, 2021
As of Oct. 17, winter wheat planted was 93% — maintaining the same pace as last year's planting. Winter wheat emerged was 76%, which is slightly ahead of the 2020 growing season.

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Corn harvest

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Pushes Ahead of Average Pace

October 14, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 10, 2021: corn harvest was 29%, ahead of 22% average; soybean harvest was 60%, ahead of 42% average; and sorghum harvest was 38%, ahead of 24% average.

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Field peas
Figure 1. Field peas are now being tested in Nebraska as a winter crop at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Winter Field Pea as a Fall-planted Broadleaf Crop for the Panhandle?

October 7, 2021
For the first time, winter field pea varieties are being tested in Nebraska as a winter crop, as it has the potential to increase a wheat-based dryland crop production system's sustainability, and economic viability of dryland farming in the Nebraska Panhandle and High Plains in general.

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Nebraska Harvest Continues at Near Average Pace

October 7, 2021
For the week ending Oct. 3, 2021, corn harvest was at 21%, soybean harvest was at 34% and sorghum harvest was at 21%.

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Winter wheat

2021 Nebraska Small Grain Acreage and Production

October 7, 2021
Winter wheat production is estimated at 41.2 million bushels, up 21% from last year, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Grain Bins

USDA NASS: Nebraska Corn Stock Down 28%, Soybean Down 58%

October 1, 2021
According to the USDA NASS, Nebraska corn, soybean, sorghum, oat and barley stocks are down from 2020, while wheat stock are up from one year ago.

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Combine harvesting corn in a field

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum Harvest Running Near Average

September 30, 2021
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.

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Corn tassels

Nebraska Crop Progress for Sept. 12

September 15, 2021
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%.

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