LINCOLN – For the week ending June 11, 2017, temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal and were accompanied by dry conditions, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Only the southern tip of the panhandle and a few central counties received significant rain. Producers were irrigating due to the dry conditions. The warm, dry weather allowed planting and other field work to continue. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 37 short, 59 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 19 short, 78 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 11 excellent. Emerged was 98 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 for the five-year average.
Soybeans condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 67 good, and 7 excellent. Soybeans planted was 97 percent, near 96 both last year and average. Emerged was 86 percent, ahead of 81 last year, and near 84 average.
Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 43 good, and 8 excellent. Coloring was 30 percent, near 33 last year and 31 average.
Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 28 fair, 61 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum planted was 90 percent, behind 96 last year, but near 89 average. Emerged was 70 percent, near 67 last year, and ahead of 57 average.
Oats condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 27 fair, 68 good, and 4 excellent. Oats jointed was 98 percent, ahead of 85 last year. Headed was 76 percent, ahead of 57 last year, and well ahead of 50 average.
Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 24 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 76 percent, near 79 last year, but ahead of 63 average.
Dry edible beans planted was 74 percent, behind 82 last year, but ahead of 69 average.
Proso millet planted was 41 percent, ahead of 30 last year.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 20 fair, 71 good, and 8 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 96 adequate, and 1 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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