September 2, 2008

2 percent of corn crop is mature

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today, in it's weekly crop progress report, that 2 percent of Nebraska's crop is mature - compared to 6 percent a year ago. Nationally, 6 percent is mature, compared to 16 percent last year.

In a big jump from last week, 63 percent of the state's crop is dented - up from 42 percent last week and but a bit behind the 69 percent five-year average. Nationally, 45 percent is dented, compared to 65 percent for the average.

Other figures:
  • 76 percent of Nebraska's crop is in good to excellent condition (up a point from last week)
  • 61 percent of the national crop is in good to excellent condition (down 3 points, and down for the second week in a row -- will cooler temps and rain in the Corn Belt help?)
The photo above was provided by the Heartland FFA chapter and was included in the Nebraska Corn Board's Crop Progress Update.

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