Lincoln, NE – For the week ending November 27, 2016, temperatures averaged four to six degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rain at mid-week and over the weekend brought an inch of precipitation to eastern border counties and parts of central Nebraska. Western Nebraska remained mostly dry. Fall harvest activities were near completion, with only scattered fields remaining. Fall tillage and anhydrous applications were active. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 30 short, 57 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 31 short, 57 adequate, and 1 surplus.
This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2016 growing season. We would like to extend our appreciation to the dedicated county FSA and extension staff who supplied the necessary information for these reports. For December through March, we will issue monthly reports. The first monthly report (for December) will be issued January 3, 2017. Weekly reports will begin April 3rd for the 2017 season.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 11 poor, 34 fair, 48 good, and 5 excellent.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 10 poor, 32 fair, 49 good, and 4 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 13 short, 85 adequate, and 1 surplus.