Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report
LINCOLN, NE, June 2, 2014 -- For the week ending June 1, 2014, precipitation of an inch or more was
common across much of the state, however central counties received lesser amounts, according to USDA's
National Agricultural Statistics Service. This continued lack of significant rain in central areas has resulted in
much of the area being added to the severe to extreme drought categories. Temperatures averaged
6 to 9 degrees above normal. Alfalfa was being cut for the first time with dry bean planting underway in
western counties. The number of days considered suitable for fieldwork were 5.6. Topsoil moisture supplies
rated 8 percent very short, 24 short, 65 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 16 percent very
short, 31 short, 52 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 8 percent very poor, 18 poor, 34 fair, 37 good, and
3 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 94 percent, ahead of 90 last year, but equal to the five-year average.
Winter wheat headed was 60 percent, well ahead of 24 last year, but near 56 average.
Corn conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 22 fair, 65 good, and 11 excellent. Corn emerged was
90 percent, ahead of 81 last year, but near 88 average.
Soybeans conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 good, 67 good, and 8 excellent. Soybeans planted
was 96 percent, ahead of 78 last year and 89 average. Soybeans emerged was 72 percent, well ahead of 43 last
year and 61 average.
Sorghum planted was at 78 percent, ahead of 59 last year and 64 average. Sorghum emerged was
23 percent, ahead of 17 last year, but behind 31 average.
Oat conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 17 poor, 39 fair, 39 good, and 1 excellent. Oats jointing was
31 percent. Oats headed was 16 percent, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 22 average.
Dry beans planted was 16 percent, behind 22 last year and 31 average.
Alfalfa hay conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 39 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa hay first
cutting was 33 percent complete, well ahead of 8 last year, but behind the average of 38.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 12 percent very poor, 15 poor,
38 fair, 33 good, and 2 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 5 percent very short, 12 short, 82 adequate, and 1 surplus.
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