USDA Report: Crop Condition and Weather History

USDA Report: Crop Condition and Weather History

April 27, 2007

Temperatures averaged 5 degrees above normal across the state last week and ranged from highs in the mid 80s in the Northeast District to lows in the mid 20s in the Panhandle. Precipitation was minimal across the state except for the Southwest District which averaged just over a half inch of moisture.

Wheat condition improved from last week and rated 3% very poor, 11% poor, 35% fair, 41% good, and 10% excellent, below last year. Wheat jointed was at 29%, ahead of last year's 21% and the 22% average.

Corn planted was 9% complete. This is behind last year's 14% and five-year average of 11%.

Oats planted increased to 67%, but remained well behind the 85% of last year and average. Oats emerged was at 20%, well behind last year's 32% and 41% average.

Alfalfa conditions improved from last week and rated 9% very poor, 15% poor, 43% fair, 31% good, and 2% excellent, but remain well below last year's 73% good or excellent condition.

Nebraska Field Office USDA's National Agricultural Statistic Service

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