June 6, 2011 Crop Progress Update

Corn Planting Complete
June 6, 2011

According to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office, corn planting is complete with the help of warmer weather and windy conditions. During the middle of last week, South Central counties received some heavier rain while counties located in the panhandle had limited amounts of rain fall. Average rain fall totals were less than a .75 inch.

Nebraska’s corn crop was 99 percent complete, which was 100 percent complete at this time last year. Currently, 88 percent of the state’s corn crop has emerged, while at this time last year 94 percent of Nebraska’s corn crop had emerged. When looking at the crop conditions, 66 percent of the corn crop is in good condition and 25 percent is in fair condition.

Temperatures for this last week were 3-4 degrees higher than usual. The highs were mainly in the mid to upper 90’s while the lows were in the 40’s. It was also noted that this is the second frost free week statewide.

The following photographs below were taken by Nebraska FFA Chapters, each representing the eight districts. They show the crop progress in each area and illustrate the differences in progress across Nebraska. See more photos on our online photo album.

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• 95% of corn farmers are family farms.
• About 1.67 more units of energy are derived from ethanol than are used to produce it.
• Especially with biotechnology, new hybrid seeds mean a reduction in insecticide and herbicide.

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