Warmer Temperatures Aid Crop Maturity, Dry Down
Sept. 21, 2015
Nebraska experienced temperatures two to eight degrees above normal, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report for the week ending Sept. 20. The warm conditions helped boost crop maturity and facilitated the dry down process. Most of the state received up to an inch of rain.
Preparations for harvest were ongoing, with soybean and high moisture corn harvest underway in some areas.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 29% short, 60% adequate, and 3% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 6% very short, 27% short, 65% adequate, and 2% surplus.