LINCOLN, Neb. June 19, 2017 – For the week ending June 18, 2017, temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal across a majority of the State, with the exception of panhandle, where temperatures were near normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall averaged one to two inches in the eastern half of the State, and the northwestern part of the panhandle. The rest of the State remained dry. Severe wind storms passed through eastern counties on Friday evening. There were reports of damage to trees, equipment, and farm buildings. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 31 short, 61 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 22 short, 74 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 66 good, and 12 excellent.
Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 7 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 96 percent, near 94 last year and 93 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 76 percent, ahead of 58 last year, and well ahead of 52 average. Mature was 4 percent.
Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 36 fair, 56 good, and 8 excellent. Sorghum planted was 98 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 average. Emerged was 91 percent, ahead of 83 last year and 76 average. Headed was 2 percent, near 0 both last year and average.
Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 31 fair, 59 good, and 7 excellent. Oats headed was 94 percent, well ahead of 74 last year and 69 average. Coloring was 20 percent.
Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 27 fair, 60 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 89 percent, near 93 last year, but ahead of 80 average. Second cutting was 6 percent.
Dry edible beans planted was 90 percent, behind 95 last year, but near 89 average. Emerged was 55 percent, behind 60 last year, and near 57 average.
Proso millet planted was 75 percent, ahead of 61 last year and 63 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 22 fair, 66 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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