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Nebraska Corn Dent Nearly Double 5-Year Average
Nebraska Ag Connection - 08/11/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 25% short, 58% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 15% very short, 25% short, 59% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 15% fair, 57% good, and 21% excellent. Corn silking was 98%, ahead of 92% last year, and near 97% for the five-year average. Dough was 67%, well ahead of 37% last year, and ahead of 51% average. Dented was 14%, ahead of 2% last year and 8% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 14% fair, 59% good, and 22% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 81%, ahead of 62% last year and 69% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 27% fair, 39% good, and 26% excellent. Sorghum headed was 87%, well ahead of 61% last year, and ahead of 75% average. Coloring was 4%, near 8% last year, and behind 9% average.

Oats harvested was 95%, ahead of 85% last year and 89% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 0% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 57% good, and 19% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 92%, ahead of 79% last year. Setting pods was 55%, ahead of 39% last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7% very poor, 12% poor, 23% fair, 53% good, and 5% 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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