LINCOLN – For the week ending June 4, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The western half of the panhandle received half an inch to an inch of rain; however, the rest of State remained relatively dry. The warm and dry weather aided planting and spraying activities. There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 16 short, 81 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 12 short, 83 adequate, and 4 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 19 fair, 70 good, and 9 excellent. Emerged was 91 percent, near 88 last year, and equal to the five year average.
Soybeans planted was 91 percent, near 88 last year and 90 average. Emerged was 62 percent, near 60 last year, but behind 67 average.
Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 9 poor, 38 fair, 44 good, and 8 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 96 percent, ahead of 84 last year, and well ahead of 74 average. Coloring was 8 percent, near 9 last year.
Sorghum planted was 71 percent, behind 81 last year, and near 75 average. Emerged was 40 percent, near 38 last year and 37 average.
Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 23 fair, 67 good, and 9 excellent. Oats jointed was 90 percent, well ahead of 68 last year. Headed was 62 percent, well ahead of 33 both last year and average.
Alfalfa condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 18 fair, 70 good, and 11 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 53 percent, behind 59 last year, but ahead of 46 average.
Dry edible beans planted was 13 percent, well behind 43 last year and 37 average.
Proso millet planted was 12 percent.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 20 fair, 69 good, and 10 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 95 adequate, and 3 surplus.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.
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