U.S. Fall Harvest nearly half complete

The weekly crop progress and condition report was delayed a day due to the Columbus Day holiday but as of Sunday, 42 % of corn has been harvested, soybeans at 62 % complete and sorghum at 51% wrapped up. Winter wheat is 64 % seeded with 33 % emerged.

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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition report

For the week ending October 11, 2015, temperatures averaged six to eight degrees above normal with the only measurable precipitation recorded in the southwestern Panhandle, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. The dry conditions allowed soybean harvest to progress rapidly. Windy conditions late in the week combined with the above normal temperatures to speed crop dry down. There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 28 short, 63 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 26 short, 66 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 19 fair, 53 good, and 21 excellent. Corn mature was at 92 percent, ahead of 87 last year, but near 90 for the five-year average. Harvested was at 26 percent, ahead of 18 last year, but behind 34 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 25 fair, 56 good, and 18 excellent. Sorghum mature was at 89 percent, ahead of 84 last year, but near 86 average. Harvested was at 17 percent, ahead of 11 last year, but near 21 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 20 fair, 54 good, and 20 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 95 percent, near 96 for both last year and the average. Harvested was at 57 percent, ahead of 41 last year, but behind 63 average.

Winter wheat planted was at 93 percent, near 94 last year and 91 average. Emerged was at 70 percent, behind 78 last year, but ahead of 64 average.

Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 12 excellent. Alfalfa fourth cutting was at 95 percent, ahead of 88 last year and 89 average.

Dry edible beans harvested was at 87 percent, near 84 last year and 88 average.

Proso millet harvested was 95 percent, ahead of 85 last year and 86 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 28 fair, 54 good, and 6 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 9 short, 87 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report

For the week ending October 11, 2015, temperatures averaged two to eight degrees above normal, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. The southern half of the State received less than half of an inch of rain, while the north remained dry.. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 14 percent very short, 39 short, 45 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 12 percent very short, 35 short, 53 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 69 percent, near 65 last year and 70 for the five-year average. Emerged was 34 percent, behind 40 last year, but near 38 average.

Corn harvested was 76 percent, well ahead of 55 last year and ahead of 68 average.

Soybeans condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 34 fair, 47 good, and 9 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 83 percent, ahead of 77 last year, but equal to the average. Harvested was 31 percent, ahead of 17 last year, but behind 36 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 29 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum mature was 85 percent, well ahead of 63 last year and ahead of 66 average. Harvested was 37 percent, well ahead of 14 last year and ahead of 24 average.

Sunflowers condition rated 1 very poor, 3 poor, 31 fair, 57 good, and 8 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dried was 96 percent, ahead of 91 last year, but near 94 average. Bracts turning yellow was 77 percent, near 81 last year, but behind 86 average. Bracts turning brown was 49 percent, behind 54 last year and 67 average. Harvested was 5 percent, near 6 last year, but behind 18 average.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 90 percent, ahead of 83 last year and 80 average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 11 poor, 26 fair, 51 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 60 percent, near 64 last year, but behind 77 average. Harvested was 8 percent, ahead of 1 last year and 3 average.

Livestock, Pasture and Range Conditions: Pasture and range condition rated 4 very poor, 12 poor, 36 fair, 42 good, and 6 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 4 percent very short, 13 short, 82 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Source: NASS

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