Hot & Humid Weather Boosts Corn

Photo Courtesy of David City FFA

             Photo Courtesy of David City FFA

For the week ending June 19, 2016, hot conditions continued as temperatures averaged six to nine degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Some relief to dry soil conditions was received with rainfall amounts of an inch or more reported across much of the State. Irrigation was active as a large area of south central Nebraska remained dry. The heat and humidity boosted row crop development and wheat was rapidly turning color in southern counties. There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 27 short 66 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 15 short, 79 adequate, and 5 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 18 fair, 65 good, and 14 excellent.

 

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and UNL Extension Service.

Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables HERE

Access the High Plains Region Climate Center for Temperature and Precipitation Maps HERE

Access the U.S. Drought Monitor HERE

 

 

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