Weekly crop progress report shows busy time on the farm

The latest crop progress and condition report shows lots of activity on farms and ranches, with 11% of corn harvested, 10% soybeans and 32% sorghum harvested. Winter wheat planting 24% complete.

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

For the week ending September 24, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal across western Nebraska, but six to ten degrees above normal in the east, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the State, with some central counties recording up to four inches. Harvest activities were slowed due to the moisture. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 26 short, 69 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 34 short, 58 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 22 fair, 50 good, and 17 excellent. Corn dented was 96 percent, near 98 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Mature was 55 percent, behind 66 last year and 62 average. Harvested was 7 percent, near 6 last year, but behind 13 average.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 26 fair, 52 good, and 12 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 80 percent, ahead of 72 last year and 70 average. Harvested was 10 percent, near 8 last year, and equal to average.

Winter wheat planted was 47 percent, well behind 68 last year, and behind 59 average. Emerged was 15 percent, well behind 37 last year, and behind 21 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 56 good, and 20 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 98 percent, near 100 last year and 94 average. Mature was 50 percent, behind 60 last year, but ahead of 42 average. Harvested was 13 percent, near 9 last year, and ahead of 4 average.

Alfalfa condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 47 good, and 16 excellent. Alfalfa fourth cutting was 83 percent complete, ahead of 69 last year and 74 average.

Dry edible beans condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 20 fair, 52 good, and 17 excellent. Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 90 percent, near 94 last year. Harvested was 58 percent, ahead of 48 last year and 52 average.

Proso millet harvested was 60 percent, ahead of 52 last year, but behind 66 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 20 poor, 44 fair, 27 good, and 5 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 9 short, 89 adequate, and 0 surplus.

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Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report
For the week ending September 24, 2017, the State continued to experience above normal temperatures, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Measureable rainfall was received in western Kansas. Row crop harvest and winter wheat seeding continued. There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 17 percent very short, 41 short, 40 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 15 percent very short, 38 short, 46 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 14 percent, near 18 last year, and behind 20 for the five-year average. Emerged was 3 percent, equal to last year, and near 4 average.

Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 29 fair, 39 good, and 13 excellent. Corn dented was 96 percent, near 98 last year and 97 average. Mature was 75 percent, near 79 last year and 76 average. Harvested was 29 percent, near 27 last year, but behind 35 average.

Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 15 poor, 37 fair, 38 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 60 percent, well ahead of 32 last year, and ahead of 44 average. Harvested was
6 percent, near 2 last year and 3 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 47 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 90 percent, behind 95 last year, but near 88 average. Mature was 35 percent, behind 44 last year, but near 34 average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 9 last year and 7 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 33 fair, 55 good, and 8 excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 93 percent, equal to last year, and near 96 average. Bolls opening was 41 percent, near 37 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 3 percent, equal to last year, and near 1 average.

Sunflowers condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 26 fair, 57 good, and 12 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dried was 76 percent, near 75 last year and 78 average. Bracts turning yellow was
59 percent, ahead of 52 last year and 53 average. Bracts turning brown was 32 percent, ahead of 21 last year.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 87 percent complete, ahead of 80 last year, and well ahead of 65 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 39 fair,
39 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 4 percent very short, 17 short, 78 adequate, and 1 surplus.

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