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Wheat harvest nearly complete

Nebraska

For the week ending July 12, wheat harvest is nearly complete in the southeast and is progressing west and north, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, July 13.

Oat harvest is underway and producers are making progress with their second cutting of alfalfa. Corn is beginning to tassel in parts of the state and irrigation is active. Some crop damage was reported in the extreme northeast due to hail and strong winds.

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below normal this week and ranged from highs in the low 90s to lows near 50. Much of the state received precipitation, however, most areas were limited to less than a half inch.

Corn conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 12 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 26 percent excellent, above last year's 73 percent good or excellent rating. Irrigated fields rated 85 percent good or excellent, while dryland fields rated 82 percent, well above last year. Corn silked was 25 percent, ahead of last year's 11 percent but two days behind the average of 31 percent. Gray leaf spot was noted in some fields.

Soybean conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 22 percent excellent, above last year's 73 percent good or excellent condition. Soybeans blooming were 31 percent, ahead of last year's 19 percent but four days behind the 46 percent average.

Wheat conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 24 percent excellent. Wheat ripe was 61 percent, near last year's 63 percent but behind the average of 82 percent. Wheat harvested was 29 percent, well ahead of last year's 17 percent but six days behind the average of 53 percent.

Alfalfa conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 13 percent excellent, near last year's 74 percent good or excellent condition. Second cutting was 54 percent complete, ahead of last year's 32 percent but behind the 59 percent average.

Oat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 7 percent fair, 71 percent good, and 19 percent excellent condition. Oats harvested was 7 percent, behind last year's 10 percent and the average of 25 percent.

Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 13 percent excellent, above last year's 69 percent good or excellent condition.

Dry bean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 72 percent good, and 2 percent excellent, well above last year's 55 percent good or excellent conditions. Dry beans blooming were 3 percent, behind last year's 9 percent and average of 11 percent.

Wild hay conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 10 percent fair, 71 percent good, and 17 percent excellent, above last year's 83 percent good or excellent condition.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 20 percent excellent, above last year's 73 percent good or excellent condition.



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