Fall Harvest Delayed due to weather

The latest crop progress and condition report shows as of Sunday, corn harvest was 22% complete, soybeans 36% harvested and sorghum 35%. Winter Wheat planting 48% finished all of these behind average.

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Kansas Crop Progress and Condition report
For the week ending October 8, 2017, above normal temperatures blanketed the State, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Measurable rainfall was recorded in every county, with most counties receiving one inch or more. Row crop harvest and wheat seeding were slowed by rains in many areas, but continued to progress. There were 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 13 short, 71 adequate, and 13 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 23 short, 69 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 27 percent, well behind 55 last year and 59 for the five-year average. Emerged was 15 percent, behind 27 last year and 29 average.

Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 29 fair, 43 good, and 13 excellent. Corn mature was 88 percent, behind 95 last year and 94 average. Harvested was 46 percent, behind 60 last year and 61 average.

Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 35 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 87 percent, ahead of 72 last year and 76 average. Harvested was 22 percent, ahead of 14 last year, and near 21 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 33 fair, 47 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 97 average. Mature was 60 percent, behind 77 last year, and near 64 average. Harvested was 9 percent, behind 28 last year and 22 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 57 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 58 percent, behind 65 both last year and average. Harvested was 5 percent, near 6 last year and 4 average.

Sunflowers condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 34 fair, 50 good, and 12 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dried was 88 percent, near 90 last year and 92 average. Bracts turning yellow was 77 percent, near 79 both last year and average. Bracts turning brown was 55 percent, behind 60 last year. Harvested was 4 percent, behind 9 last year and 11 average.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 90 percent complete, near 92 last year, but ahead of 81 average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 35 fair, 46 good, and 3 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 15 short, 81 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition report
For the week ending October 8, 2017, temperatures averaged near normal across western Nebraska, but four to eight degrees above normal in the east, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Significant rainfall of an inch or more was received across most of the State, while some northeastern counties received up to four inches. Substantial amounts of precipitation continued to limit harvest activities. There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 7 short, 68 adequate, and 23 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 16 short, 72 adequate, and 8 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 24 fair, 46 good, and 18 excellent. Corn mature was 83 percent, behind 91 last year, and near 87 for the five-year average. Harvested was 13 percent, behind 22 last year and 29 average.

Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 26 fair, 49 good, and 13 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 96 percent, near 94 last year and 93 average. Harvested was 23 percent, behind 42 last year, and well behind 46 average.

Winter wheat planted was 77 percent, behind 94 last year and 87 average. Emerged was 57 percent, behind 75 last year, but equal to average.
Sorghum condition rated 3 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 54 good, and 21 excellent. Sorghum mature was 81 percent, behind 94 last year, and near 82 average. Harvested was 19 percent, behind 32 last year, and near 20 average.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 89 percent complete, ahead of 83 last year, and near 87 average.

Dry edible beans harvested was 70 percent, behind 82 both last year and average.

Proso millet harvested was 69 percent, behind 78 last year and 85 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 13 poor, 45 fair, 34 good, and 5 excellent. Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 4 short, 92 adequate, and 3 surplus.


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