LINCOLN – For the week ending June 25, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A few southern counties received half an inch to an inch of rain; however, much of the State remained dry. The dry conditions allowed winter wheat harvest to begin. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14 percent very short, 42 short, 44 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 33 short, 60 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Field Crops Report:
Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 62 good, and 12 excellent.
Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 63 good, and 7 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 7 percent, equal to last year, and near 8 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 13 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 92 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 76 average. Mature was 27 percent. Harvested was 1 percent, near 3 last year, and behind 8 average.
Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 35 fair, 57 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum emerged was 97 percent, near 94 last year, and ahead of 92 average. Headed was 3 percent, near 0 both last year and average.
Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 50 good, and 7 excellent. Oats headed was 97 percent, ahead of 91 last year and 85 average. Coloring was 52 percent, ahead of 46 last year.
Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 28 fair, 58 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 97 percent complete. Second cutting was 26 percent.
Dry edible beans condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 41 good, and 16 excellent. Dry edible beans planted was 98 percent. Emerged was 80 percent, behind 90 last year, and near 84 average.
Proso millet planted was 93 percent, near 89 last year, and ahead of 80 average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 36 fair, 50 good, and 6 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 7 short, 92 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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