Nebraska crop progress, condition
For the week ending June 18, 2017, temperatures averaged four to eight degrees above normal across a majority of the State, with the exception of panhandle, where temperatures were near normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall averaged one to two inches in the eastern half of the State, and the northwestern part of the panhandle. The rest of the State remained dry. Severe wind storms passed through eastern counties on Friday evening. There were reports of damage to trees, equipment, and farm buildings. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 31 short, 61 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 22 short, 74 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 66 good, and 12 excellent.
Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 7 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 96 percent, near 94 last year and 93 for the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 76 percent, ahead of 58 last year, and well ahead of 52 average. Mature was 4 percent.
Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 36 fair, 56 good, and 8 excellent. Sorghum planted was 98 percent, equal to last year, and near 97 average. Emerged was 91 percent, ahead of 83 last year and 76 average. Headed was 2 percent, near 0 both last year and average.