NEBRASKA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

Lincoln, NE – For the week ending July 3, 2016, widespread rainfall and cooler temperatures were experienced, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Moisture accumulations of an inch or more were common with smaller amounts in some southern counties. Temperatures averaged two to four degrees below normal in central and eastern areas but near normal across the Panhandle. Wheat harvest progressed in central and southern counties. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 28 short, 65 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 19 short, 77 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 64 good, and 16 excellent. Corn silking was 10 percent, ahead of 4 last year, and near the five-year average of 8.
Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 17 fair, 74 good, and 9 excellent.

Soybeans condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 64 good, and 13 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 10 percent, behind 24 last year and 21 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 25 fair, 49 good, and 14 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 94 percent, near 91 last year, and ahead of 88 average. Harvested was at 20 percent, ahead of 13 last year, but near 21 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 65 good, and 7 excellent. Oats headed was 98 percent, near 95 last year, and ahead of 93 average. Coloring was 70 percent, well ahead of 50 last year.

Alfalfa condition rated 3 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 33 percent, ahead of 24 last year, but near 34 average.

Dry edible beans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 29 fair, 56 good, and 15 excellent. Dry edible beans emerged was 98 percent, ahead of 87 last year, and near 96 average.

Proso millet planted was 97 percent, ahead of 89 both last year and average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor,
17 fair, 66 good, and 14 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 0 percent very short, 4 short, 92 adequate, and 4 surplus.