USDA: Nebraska Crop and Weather Report

USDA: Nebraska Crop and Weather Report

July 5, 2011

For the week ending July 3, sunshine and warm temperatures gave a boost to growing crops and allowed wheat harvest to begin in parts of the south and east, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office. Crop spraying was active and baling hay continues across the state. Producers in some south central counties were irrigating due to dry conditions.

  • Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 12% fair, 60% good, and 25% excellent, near the 83% good to excellent reported last year and above the 77% average.
     
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 15% fair, 63% good, and 19% excellent, above 75% last year and 74% average. Soybeans blooming were at 10%, behind 15% last year and 16% average.
     
  • Wheat conditions rated 1% very poor, 11% poor, 25% fair, 52% good, and 11% excellent, below last year’s 70% good to excellent. Wheat turning color was 84%, behind 87% last year and 92% average. Wheat ripe was 19%, behind 26% last year and one week behind the 43% average. Wheat harvest was just underway in southeastern counties while the likely start of harvest in the southern Panhandle is not expected until mid-July.
     
  • Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 16% fair, 74% good, and 9% excellent, above 78% last year and 71% average.
     
  • Oat condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 12% fair, 79% good, and 6% excellent, below last year’s 87% good to excellent but above 71% average. Oats headed was 94%, near 95% last year and average.
     
  • Dry bean condition rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 24% fair, 57% good, and 9% excellent.
     
  • Proso millet planting was 98% complete, ahead of 94% last year and the 90% average.
     
  • Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 13% fair, 73% good, and 12% excellent, near 83% last year but above 67% average. First cutting of alfalfa was 95% complete, behind 98% last year and average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 18% complete, behind 31% last year and 32% average.
     
  • Wild hay conditions rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 24% fair, 64% good, and 11% excellent, below 89% good to excellent last year. Harvest was 30% complete, near 32% last year.

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News Release, Nebraska Field Office
USDA Natinoal Agricultural Statistics Service