Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending July 22

LINCOLN – For the week ending July 22, 2018, there were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 75 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 21 short, 72 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 10 fair, 60 good, and 27 excellent. Corn silking was 82 percent, ahead of 72 last year and 68 for the five-year average. Dough was 22 percent, ahead of 8 last year and 7 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 12 fair, 62 good, and 23 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 78 percent, near 77 last year, and ahead of 71 average. Setting pods was 40 percent, ahead of 24 last year and 23 average.

Winter wheat harvested was 82 percent, behind 92 last year, but ahead of 73 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 66 good, and 18 excellent. Sorghum headed was 36 percent, well ahead of 9 last year, and ahead of 19 average. Coloring was 2 percent, near 1 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 36 fair, 53 good, and 6 excellent. Oats harvested was 74 percent, near 72 last year, and ahead of 56 average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 19 fair, 53 good, and 20 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-07-23-2018.pdf