August 2, 2016

Nebraska corn silking almost finished


Photo Courtesy of David City FFA
For the week ending July 31, 2016, temperatures averaged two to four degrees below normal, lessening crop moisture demands and livestock stress, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation was widespread, but amounts varied from over three inches in portions of central Nebraska to little or no accumulations in extreme eastern counties. Hail was reported in localized areas. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 27 short, 65 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 25 short, 69 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 18 fair, 59 good, and 18 excellent. Corn silking was 95 percent, near 91 both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 25 percent, ahead of 20 last year, but near 26 average. 

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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