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Nebraska Wheat and Oats Harvests Lag Behind Average
Nebraska Ag Connection - 07/20/2021

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 4% very short, 27% short, 67% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 34% short, 58% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 17% fair, 52% good, and 26% excellent. Corn silking was 54%, near 55% last year, and equal to the five-year average. Dough was 4%, near 3% last year, and equal to average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 16% fair, 57% good, and 24% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 74%, near 72% last year, and ahead of 62% average. Setting pods was 30%, near 28% last year, and ahead of 16% average.

Winter wheat condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 49% good, and 10% excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 60%, behind 75% last year and 67% average.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 18% fair, 52% good, and 29% excellent. Sorghum headed was 8%, behind 23% last year and 17% average.

Oats condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 36% fair, 43% good, and 11% excellent. Oats harvested was 39%, behind 53% last year and 46% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 24% fair, 66% good, and 7% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 15%, well behind 47% last year. Setting pods was 3%, near 7% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 10% poor, 57% fair, 27% good, and 2% excellent.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, UNL Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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