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Nebraska Winter Wheat Harvest Lagging Behind Average
Nebraska Ag Connection - 08/07/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 18 short, 72 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 20 short, 73 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 11 fair, 56 good, and 29 excellent. Corn silking was 95 percent, near 96 both last year and for the five-year average. Dough was 57 percent, well ahead of 37 last year and 35 average. Dented was 6 percent, near 3 both last year and average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 12 fair, 61 good, and 23 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 93 percent, equal to last year, and near 92 average. Setting pods was 69 percent, ahead of 62 last year and 61 average.

Winter wheat harvested was 94 percent, behind 100 last year, and near 96 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 15 fair, 62 good, and 22 excellent. Sorghum headed was 79 percent, well ahead of 54 last year and 57 average. Coloring was 5 percent, near 4 last year and 6 average.

Oats harvested was 96 percent, ahead of 91 last year and 85 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 17 fair, 59 good, and 17 excellent.

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

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