Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending July 15

LINCOLN – For the week ending July 15, 2018, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 18 short, 74 adequate, and 5 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 19 short, 75 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 11 fair, 61 good, and 25 excellent. Corn silking was 65 percent, well ahead of 42 last year and 38 for the five-year average. Dough was 4 percent, near 1 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 63 good, and 20 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 65 percent, near 64 last year, and ahead of 53 average. Setting pods was 16 percent, ahead of 9 both last year and average.

Winter wheat condition rated 5 percent very poor, 7 poor, 24 fair, 47 good, and 17 excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 62 percent, behind 79 last year, but ahead of 51 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 65 good, and 17 excellent. Sorghum headed was 23 percent, ahead of 5 last year and 7 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 36 fair, 53 good, and 7 excellent. Oats harvested was 52 percent, ahead of 44 last year, and well ahead of 32 average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 19 fair, 59 good, and 14 excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at:
http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2018/CropProg-07-16-2018.pdf