Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending August 12

LINCOLN – For the week ending August 12, 2018, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 22 short, 71 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 23 short, 70 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 12 fair, 57 good, and 26 excellent. Corn dough was 77 percent, ahead of 61 last year and 58 for the five-year average. Dented was 18 percent, ahead of 12 last year and 10 average.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 13 fair, 58 good, and 22 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 96 percent, near 97 last year, and equal to average. Setting pods was 79 percent, near 76 both last year and average.

Winter wheat harvested was 98 percent, near 100 last year and 99 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 65 good, and 24 excellent. Sorghum headed was 92 percent, ahead of 74 last year and 77 average. Coloring was 23 percent, ahead of 11 last year and 14 average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 5 poor, 15 fair, 61 good, and 16 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.

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