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Nebraska and Kansas Crop Progress | KTIC Radio

Nebraska and Kansas Crop Progress

Nebraska and Kansas Crop Progress

NEBRASKA CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

Lincoln, NE – For the week ending October 9, 2016, precipitation in the form of rain and snow in some western counties slowed fall harvest activities, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Accumulations of an inch or more of rain were common across the eastern third of the State.

Temperatures averaged near normal with a season ending freeze reported in some western areas. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 23 short, 65 adequate, and 5 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 23 short, 67 adequate, and 3 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 21 fair, 55 good, and 17 excellent. Corn mature was 92 percent, near 89 last year, and ahead of the five-year average of 87. Harvested was 23 percent, equal to last year, but behind 30 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 61 good, and 24 excellent. Sorghum mature was 95 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 82 average. Harvested was 34 percent, well ahead of 14 last year, and ahead of 18 average.

Soybeans condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 18 fair, 59 good, and 19 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 95 percent, near 93 last year and 94 average. Harvested was 44 percent, behind 50 last year and 53 average.

Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 6 poor, 25 fair, 49 good, and 16 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 95 percent, ahead of 90 last year and 88 average. Emerged was 77 percent, ahead of 64 last year and 59 average.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 84 percent, behind 94 last year and 89 average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 83 percent, near 85 both last year and average.

Proso millet harvested was 80 percent, behind 94 last year and 86 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 27 fair, 53 good, and 8 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 10 short, 88 adequate, and 1 surplus.

KANSAS CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION

Manhattan, KS – For the week ending October 9, 2016, temperatures averaged near normal throughout the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Although western Kansas remained mostly dry, southeastern Kansas received substantial rainfall, impeding harvest progress in affected areas. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 11 short, 73 adequate, and 12 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 13 short, 78 adequate, and 7 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 58 percent, near 62 last year, and behind the five-year average of 64. Emerged was 29 percent, near 30 last year and 33 average.

Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 26 fair, 54 good, and 11 excellent. Corn mature was 96 percent, near 98 last year and 95 average. Harvested was 62 percent, behind 72 last year, and near 64 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 24 fair, 55 good, and 16 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 75 percent, near 79 both last year and average. Harvested was 15 percent, behind 26 last year and 29 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 58 good, and 17 excellent. Sorghum mature was 79 percent, near 82 last year, but ahead of 61 average. Harvested was 30 percent, near 34 last year, but ahead of 20 average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 28 fair, 64 good, and 4 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 67 percent, ahead of 57 last year, but equal to average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 7 last year and 4 average.

Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 28 fair, 62 good, and 6 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dried was 91 percent, near 94 last year and 93 average. Bracts turning yellow was 81 percent, ahead of 72 last year, but near 82 average. Bracts turning brown was 62 percent, well ahead of 35 last year, and near 59 average. Harvested was 10 percent, ahead of 4 last year, but near 14 average.

Alfalfa hay fourth cutting was 93 percent complete, near 89 last year, and ahead of 78 average.

Livestock, Pasture, and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 23 fair, 59 good, and 13 excellent.

Stock water supplies were 1 percent very short, 5 short, 87 adequate, and 7 surplus.

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