USDA Crops 8-3-15

USDA Crops 8-3-15

NASS Crop Condition and Progress Report


Aug. 3, 2015

Rainfall was limited for much of Nebraska last week, causing dryland crops in some areas to become stressed, according to Monday's report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. While hot, temperatues averaged near normal for the last week of July.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 26% short, 64% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 22% short, 69% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Field Crops

 

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 19% fair, 57% good, and 18% excellent. Corn silking was at 94%, near 93% for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was at 23%, behind 39% last year and the average of 33%.
  • Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 27% fair, 61% good, and 10% excellent. Sorghum headed was at 56%, near 53% last year, but ahead of the average of 42%. Sorghum coloring was at 3%, behind 14% last year, but equal to the average.
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 21% fair, 57% good, and 16% excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 89%, equal to both last year and the average. Setting pods was at 54%, behind 66% last year, but near the average of 51%.
  • Winter wheat harvested was 93%, near 91% last year, and equal to the average.
  • Oats condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 24% fair, 61% good, and 7% excellent. Oats mature was at 93%, near 95% last year. Harvested was at 76%, near 79% last year, but behind 87% average.
  • Alfalfa condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 28 fair, 55 good, and 12 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was at 88%, behind 93 for both last year and the average. Third cutting was at 32%, behind 45% last year, but near 35% average.
  • Dry edible beans condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 20% fair, 67% good, and 9% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was at 77%, ahead of 67% last year, and near the average of 74%. Setting pods was at 48%, well ahead of 21% last year and the average of 27%.
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 23% fair, 58% good, and 11% excellent.