USDA NASS Crop Condition Report - UNL CropWatch, July 1, 2013

USDA NASS Crop Condition Report - UNL CropWatch, July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013


Corn condition improved slightly this week and was reported at 16% excellent, 62% good, 19% fair, and 3% poor, according to the July 1 report from the Nebraska Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Last week 75% of the state's crop was rated good to excellent.

While wheat harvest was expected to start in the next week or so in south central Nebraska, it's at least another two weeks off in the Panhandle, according to the report. Wheat conditions rated 24% very poor, 26% poor, 33% fair, 16 good, and 1% excellent. Wheat turning color was 75%, behind 100% last year and the multi-year average of 82%. Wheat ripe was 11%, well behind 85% last year and 28% average.

During the period ending June 30, rainfall in the eastern two-thirds of the state was limited while the eastern third had up to an inch of rain.Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 32% short, 58% adequate, and 1% surplus, well above the previous year. Statewide, subsoil moisture supplies rated 23% very short, 35% short, 42% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Crop Condition and Progress

Other crop progress report across the state included:

Soybean conditions rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 20% fair, 66% good, and 12% excellent. Soybeans emerged were 97%, compared to last year’s 100% and 99% average. Two percent of the crop was blooming, behind 23% last year and 9% average.

Sorghum conditions rated 0% percent very poor, 9% poor, 35% fair, 34% good, and 22% excellent. Sorghum emerged was 93%, behind last year’s 100% but near 98% average.

Oat conditions rated 4% very poor, 9% poor, 29% fair, 48% good, and 10% excellent. Oats headed were 93%, compared to last year’s 100% and 91% average.

Dry bean conditions rated 0% percent very poor, 0% poor, 22% fair, 70% good, and 8% excellent. Dry beans emerged were 98%, equal to 98% last year but ahead of 91% average.

Alfalfa conditions were 3% very poor, 11% poor, 32% fair, 47% good, and 7% excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 93% complete, behind last year’s 100% but near 95% average. Alfalfa second cutting was 6% complete, well behind last year’s 81% and the 28% average.

Pasture and range condition was 10% very poor, 27% poor, 39% fair, 22% good, and 2% excellent. Hay and forage supplies rated 26% percent very short, 33% short, 41% adequate, and 0% surplus.