USDA Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition
For the week ending September 10, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal across western Nebraska, but two to six degrees below normal in the east, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was scattered and limited. Seed corn harvest was underway. There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 33 short, 56 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12 percent very short, 35 short, 53 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 24 fair, 47 good, and 17 excellent. Corn dented was 86 percent, near 87 last year and 85 for the five-year average. Mature was 18 percent, behind 25 last year and 27 average. Harvested was 2 percent, near 1 last year and 3 average. Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 27 fair, 51 good, and 12 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 28 percent, near 27 last year and 25 average. Winter wheat planted was 7 percent, behind 17 last year and 13 average. Alfalfa condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 31 fair, 44 good, and 12 excellent. Alfalfa fourth cutting was 57 percent complete, ahead of 50 last year and 47 average.
Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 18 poor, 47 fair, 27 good, and 3 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 11 short, 88 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Source: Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.