LINCOLN – For the week ending August 13, 2017, cool, wet conditions dominated the weather pattern, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 38 short, 47 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 39 short, 47 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 9 poor, 24 fair, 46 good, and 17 excellent. Corn dough was 65 percent, behind 72 last year, and near the five-year average of 66. Dented was 14 percent, near 16 last year, and behind 19 average.
Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 50 good, and 11 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 97 percent, equal to both last year and average. Setting pods was 78 percent, near 79 last year and 80 average.
Sorghum condition rated 3 percent very poor, 3 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum headed was 77 percent, behind 85 last year, but equal to average. Coloring was 12 percent, behind 24 last year, and near 13 average.
Oats harvested was 95 percent, ahead of 88 last year, and near 93 average.
Alfalfa condition rated 4 percent very poor, 13 poor, 33 fair, 39 good, and 11 excellent. Alfalfa third cutting was 77 percent complete, near 74 last year, and ahead of 65 average. Fourth cutting was 16 percent complete, near 15 last year.
Dry edible beans condition rated 5 percent very poor, 9 poor, 13 fair, 49 good, and 24 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 93 percent, equal to last year. Setting pods was 85 percent, near 83 last year, and ahead of 80 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 23 poor, 38 fair, 28 good, and 5 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 14 short, 84 adequate, and 0 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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