Another Week of Cool Temperatures

For the week ending August 18, 2013 most of Nebraska saw cool temperatures. Crop reports indicated that in many areas of the state warmers temperatures are needed to advance crop maturity. Statewide producers had 4.9 days considered suitable for fieldwork.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 44 percent short/very short, 55 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 64 percent short/very short, 36 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus.

All corn conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 20 percent excellent. Irrigated corn rated 79 percent good or excellent which is higher than the 75 percent average. Dryland corn rated 45 percent good or excellent compared to 59 percent average.

Corn in dough was 69 percent which is behind last years 92 percent and 78 percent average. Corn dented was 11 percent, well behind last years 65 percent and 33 percent average.

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