USDA: Nebraska Weather and Crop Report - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 3, 2011

USDA: Nebraska Weather and Crop Report - UNL CropWatch, Aug. 3, 2011

Aug. 3, 2011

For the week ending July 31, temperatures average 3 degrees above normal, with highs over 100, but most in the mid to upper 90s, according to USA's Natinoal Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office.  Lows were in the 60s.

  • Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 16% fair, 56% good, and 21% excellent. Irrigated corn conditions rated 80% good to excellent and dryland corn rated 74%. Corn silked was 89%, behind 94% last year and 90% average. Corn in dough stage was 17%, behind 25% last year and average.
     
  • Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 58% good, and 17% excellent, below 78% good to excellent last year but above 68% average. Eighty-one percent of soybeans had bloomed, behind 88% last year and 85% average. Soybean acreage setting pods were at 35%, behind 45% last year and 46% average.
     
  • Wheat harvest was 87% complete, behind 93% last year and sx days behind 96% average.
     
  • Sorghum conditions rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 23% fair, 64% good, and 10% excellent, below 82% good to excellent last year but above 71% average. Sorghum headed was 15%, behind 42% last year and 32% average.
     
  • Oats harvested was 85%, ahead of 82% last year and 79% average.
     
  • Dry bean condition rated 0% very poor, 10% poor, 23% fair, 59% good, and 8% excellent, below 77% good to excellent last year but above 64% average. Dry beans blooming were 54%, behind 78% last year and average. Dry beans setting pods were 11%, behind 15% last year and 24% average.
     
  • Alfalfa rated 0% very poor, 3% poor, 16% fair, 64% good, and 17% excellent, near 80% good to excellent last year and above 59% average. Second cutting of alfalfa was 88% complete, behind 92% last year and average. Third cutting of alfalfa was at 14%, behind 24% last year and 20% average.
     
  • Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 18% fair, 66% good, and 11% excellent, below last year’s 90% good to excellent but above 58% average.