September 7, 2016

Nebraska Corn 76% dented

Photo Courtesy of Chase County FFA
For the week ending September 4, 2016, temperatures averaged two degrees below normal across the south and two degrees above normal in northern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Precipitation of an inch was common across the southeast, with heavier amounts recorded in some southern counties. Central Nebraska remained mostly dry. Irrigation was winding down with soybeans being the main focus. Silage cutting was underway and the first fields of seed corn were being harvested. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 29 short, 59 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8 percent very short, 30 short, 60 adequate, and 2 surplus. 

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 58 good, and 16 excellent. Corn dented was 76 percent, ahead of 70 last year, and near the five-year average of 73. Mature was 8 percent, near 9 last year, and behind 13 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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