Drier conditions allow for fieldwork to resume nebraska
For the week ending June 9, drier conditions allowed producers time to accomplish fieldwork ranging from planting to bailing hay and applying chemicals, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, June 10.
Soybean planting is nearly complete while dry bean, proso millet, and sunflower seeding were active in the west. The first fields of wheat are turning color with southern counties expecting to begin harvest the first week of July. Temperatures ranged from 2 to 8 degrees below normal across the state with portions of eastern and central Nebraska receiving up to an inch of rain. Statewide, producers had 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 21 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 23 percent very short, 35 percent short, 41 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
Corn conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 65 percent good, 10 percent excellent. The crop was 91 percent emerged, behind last year’s 100 percent and 97 percent average.
Soybean conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 67 percent good, 8 percent excellent. Soybeans were 94 percent planted, behind last year’s 100 percent and same as 94 percent average. Emerged was 71 percent, well behind last year’s 96 percent and 81 percent average.
Sorghum conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 49 percent good, 12 percent excellent. Sorghum planted was 84 percent, behind 92 percent last year but ahead of 81 percent average. Emerged was 50 percent, behind last year’s 76 percent and 55 percent average.
Wheat conditions rated 22 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 13 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Wheat jointed was 95 percent, behind last year’s 100 percent and 98 percent average. Wheat headed was 61 percent, well behind 100 percent last year and over one week behind 83 percent average. Wheat turning color was 1 percent, behind 78 percent last year and 20 percent average.
Proso millet was 41 percent planted, behind last year at 69 percent but ahead of 28 percent average.
Oat conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Oats headed were 19 percent, behind last year’s 76 percent and 42 percent average.
Dry beans planted were 62 percent, behind last year’s 71 percent but ahead of 57 percent average. Emerged was 13 percent, compared to 27 percent last year and 18 percent average.
Alfalfa conditions was 3 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 30 percent complete, behind last year’s 91 percent and 56 percent average.
Stock water supplies rated 3 percent very short, 11 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Pasture and range condition was 15 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 16 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Hay and forage supplies rated 34 percent very short, 39 percent short, 27 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.