July 12, 2016

Corn silking at 29% - well ahead of last year's 17%


For the week ending July 10, 2016, rainfall at midweek brought an inch or more of moisture to most of the eastern half of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was lighter in western areas and missed much of the southwest. The midweek storms were accompanied by high winds, with lodging and greensnap reported in a number of eastern counties. Temperatures averaged near normal. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 25 short, 68 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 18 short, 76 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 16 fair, 63 good, and 17 excellent. Corn silking was 29 percent, ahead of 17 last year and the five-year average of 22.

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

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