NEBRASKA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

Lincoln, NE – For the week ending July 10, 2016, rainfall at midweek brought an inch or more of moisture to most of the eastern half of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was lighter in western areas and missed much of the southwest. The midweek storms were accompanied by high winds, with lodging and greensnap reported in a number of eastern counties. Temperatures averaged near normal. Wheat harvest progressed northward into west central counties. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 25 short, 68 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 18 short, 76 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 17 excellent. Corn silking was 29 percent, ahead of 17 last year and the five-year average of 22.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 17 fair, 71 good, and 12 excellent.

Soybeans condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 64 good, and 14 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 28 percent, behind 38 last year and 36 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 25 fair, 51 good, and 13 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 99 percent, near 95 last year and 96 average. Harvested was 38 percent, ahead of 24 last year, and near 34 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 26 fair, 64 good, and 8 excellent. Oats coloring was 86 percent, ahead of 75 last year.

Harvested was 26 percent, ahead of 13 last year, and near 24 average.

Alfalfa condition rated 3 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 67 good, and 15 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 60 percent, well ahead of 40 last year, and ahead of 48 average.

Dry edible beans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 27 fair, 57 good, and 15 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 2 percent, equal to last year, and near 4 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 2 poor,
19 fair, 64 good, and 13 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 0 percent very short, 5 short, 92 adequate, and 3 surplus.