Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
Wheat field

LINCOLN, Neb. August 15, 2022 – For the week ending August 14, 2022, there were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 39% very short, 39% short, 22% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 37% very short, 39% short, 24% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 12% very poor, 14% poor, 27% fair, 36% good, and 11% excellent. Corn silking was 95%, behind 100% last year, and near 99% for the five-year average. Dough was 64%, behind 78% last year and 71% average. Dented was 17%, near 16% last year and 18% average.

Soybean condition rated 8% very poor, 12% poor, 32% fair, 38% good, and 10% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 88%, equal to last year, and ahead of 82% average.

Sorghum condition rated 15% very poor, 31% poor, 33% fair, 15% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 63%, well behind 87% last year and 85% average. Coloring was 10%, behind 17% last year and 16% average.

Oats harvested was 96%, near 95% both last year and average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 22% fair, 65% good, and 5% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 93%, near 90% last year. Setting pods was 54%, well behind 81% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 44% very poor, 29% poor, 21% fair, 5% good, and 1% 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:
https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j

Access Crop Progress and Condition graphical products at:
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2022/index.php