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Nebraska Corn and Soybean Harvests Begin
Nebraska Ag Connection - 09/09/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 34% very short, 39% short, 26% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 30% very short, 37% short, 32% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Corn condition rated 6% very poor, 10% poor, 22% fair, 41% good, and 21% excellent. Corn dented was 84%, ahead of 65% last year and 75% for the five-year average. Mature was 27%, well ahead of 7% last year, and ahead of 12% average. Harvested was 1%.

Soybean condition rated 5% very poor, 10% poor, 22% fair, 45% good, and 18% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 37%, well ahead of 5% last year and 17% average. Harvested was 1%.

Winter wheat planted was 2%, near 3% last year and 4% average.

Sorghum condition rated 5% very poor, 9% poor, 29% fair, 31% good, and 26% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 78%, well ahead of 50% last year, and ahead of 73% average. Mature was 12%, ahead of 1% last year, and near 8% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 1% poor, 14% fair, 66% good, and 18% excellent. Dry edible beans setting pods was 95%. Dropping leaves was 45%, well ahead of 25% last year. Harvested was 25%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 23% very poor, 26% poor, 26% fair, 22% good, and 3% 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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