USDA Crops 8-10-15

USDA Crops 8-10-15

Table of Nebraska Crop Conditions as of Aug. 10

USDA: Corn 77% Good-Excellent; Soybean, 73%

For the week ending August 9, temperatures averaged one to two degrees above normal with an inch or more of precipitation across much of the state, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Irrigation slowed in many south central and southwestern counties after rainfall of two or more inches was received. Aerial spraying of fungicides on corn was active.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 25% short, 66% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 23% short, 69% adequate, and 3% surplus.

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 18% fair, 59% good, and 18% excellent. Corn silking was at 98%, equal to both last year and the five-year average. Dough was at 43%, behind 59% last year and the average of 54%. Dented was at 5%, equal to last year, but behind the average of 13%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 27% fair, 60% good, and 11% excellent. Sorghum headed was at 82%, ahead of 76% last year and 67% average. Coloring was at 4%, well behind 25% last year, but near the average of 6%.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 21% fair, 57% good, and 16% excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 94%, near both last year and the average of 95%. Setting pods was at 67%, behind 78% last year, but near 70% average.
  • Winter wheat harvested was 98%, near 97% last year, and equal to the average.
  • Oats mature was at 96%, near 97% last year. Harvested was at 83%, behind 93% last year, and the average of 95%.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 28% fair, 54% good, and 13% excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was at 93%, near both last year and the average of 97%. Third cutting was at 41%, behind 56% last year, and 51% average. Fourth cutting was at 4%.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 67% good, and 9% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was at 86%, near 84% last year, but behind the average of 91%. Setting pods was at 69%, ahead of 62% last year, but near 65% average.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 6% poor, 23% fair, 57% good, and 11% excellent.