For the week ending June 5, 2016, temperatures averaged a few degrees above normal in eastern areas and near normal in the west, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall was limited to half an inch or less across most of the state. Field activities picked up as producers were able to get back into fields. Soybean planting was active, although wet spots remained in low-lying areas. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 6 short, 85 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 87 adequate, and 10 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 67 good, and 11 excellent. Corn emerged was 90 percent, near 87 last year and the five-year average of 91.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.
Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables HERE
Access the High Plains Region Climate Center for Temperature and Precipitation Maps HERE
Access the U.S. Drought Monitor HERE