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Majority of Nebraska Soil Moisture Rated Adequate to Surplus
Nebraska Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 12 short, 78 adequate, and 8 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 17 short, 74 adequate, and 6 surplus.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 11 fair, 65 good, and 21 excellent. Corn silking was 31 percent, ahead of 13 both last year and for the five-year average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 13 fair, 67 good, and 16 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 50 percent, near 48 last year, and ahead of 34 average. Setting pods was 1 percent, near 2 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 5 percent very poor, 7 poor, 19 fair, 55 good, and 14 excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 25 percent, well behind 47 last year, and near 27 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 66 good, and 15 excellent. Sorghum headed was 13 percent, ahead of 4 last year and 2 average.

Oats condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 35 fair, 50 good, and 10 excellent. Oats harvested was 16 percent, behind 23 last year, but near 12 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 61 good, and 13 excellent.

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