Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending July 29

LINCOLN – For the week ending July 29, 2018, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 15 short, 79 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 18 short, 78 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 11 fair, 56 good, and 30 excellent. Corn silking was 91 percent, near 89 last year and 88 for the five-year average. Dough was 38 percent, well ahead of 16 last year and 17 average. Dented was 2 percent.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 11 fair, 58 good, and 27 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 87 percent, near 86 last year and 84 average. Setting pods was 50 percent, ahead of 44 last year and 41 average.

Winter wheat harvested was 89 percent, behind 98 last year, but near 88 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 61 good, and 23 excellent. Sorghum headed was 53 percent, well ahead of 24 last year, and ahead of 36 average. Coloring was 4 percent, near 2 last year and 3 average.

Oats harvested was 93 percent, ahead of 87 last year and 75 average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 5 poor, 21 fair, 58 good, and 13 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-07-30-2018.pdf