Fall harvest just about done, Winter Wheat condition 50% Good/Excellent
The last crop progress and condition report for the year from USDA-NASS shows corn and sorghum harvest 95% complete with 92% winter wheat emerged and condition at 50%good/excellent down 2 points from last week.
Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report
For the week ending November 26, 2017, warm, dry weather spread across the State, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged eight to twelve degrees above normal with no measureable precipitation. Field activities included nitrogen and lime application, moving cattle to crop residues, and progression of sunflower and cotton harvests. There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 8 percent very short, 31 short, 59 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 6 percent very short, 29 short, 64 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 10 poor, 35 fair, 47 good, and 4 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 93 percent, near 96 last year, and behind 98 for the five-year average.
Soybeans harvested was 97 percent, near 99 last year and 98 average.
Sorghum harvested was 94 percent, near 97 both last year and average.
Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 26 fair, 61 good, and 9 excellent. Cotton harvested was 58 percent, behind 67 last year and 68 average.
Sunflowers harvested was 90 percent, near 94 both last year and average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 16 poor, 38 fair, 40 good, and 2 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 3 percent very short, 19 short, 78 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
For the week ending November 26, 2017, temperatures averaged six to fifteen degrees above normal across the State, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. No moisture was received for most of Nebraska. Corn harvest was wrapping up for the region. There were 7.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 28 short, 67 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 22 short, 73 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Corn harvested was 97 percent, near 98 for both last year and the five-year average.
Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent.
Sorghum harvested was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 99 average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 12 poor, 46 fair, 36 good, and 3 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 94 adequate, and 0 surplus.
This is the last weekly Crop Progress and Condition report for the 2017 growing season. For December through March, USDA-NASS will issue monthly reports. The first monthly report (for December) will be issued January 2, 2018. Weekly reports will begin April 2nd for the 2018 season.
Story source: USDA-NASS