According to the June 29 USDA weekly crop report, the majority of crop conditions and soil moisture conditions experience a slight decline.

Corn

According to the USDA, 1% of Nebraska’s corn crop is reported as reaching the silking stage, up 1% from last week and 2019 crop report data. Of corn planted in the state, the USDA reports a slight change from last weeks crop condition data, placing 55% in good condition, 21% in excellent condition, 19% in fair condition, 4 % in poor condition and 1% in very poor condition.

Soybeans

The USDA reports 100% of soybeans to be emerged, up 4% from last week emergent data and 7% further along that 2019 crop report data. As of June 29, 27% of soybeans have bloomed, increasing 11% from last week and 27% ahead of last years data. Soybean crop condition, reported by the USDA, places 58% of the crop to be in good condition, 20% in fair condition, 17% in excellent condition, 4% in poor condition and 1% in very poor condition.

Sorghum

This weeks crop report places 100% of sorghum to be planted in the state, consistent with last week data, but up 5% form 2019’s data. Of sorghum planted, 6% of the crop has headed, 2% behind last years growth data. Sorghum in the state experience a slight decline in crop condition, with the USDA placing 62% in good condition, 27% in fair condition, 9% in excellent condition and 2% in poor condition.

Winter Wheat

According to the USDA 1% of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop has been harvested, up 1% from last year’s data. But, this week’s data reports Nebraska’s winter wheat harvest percentages to be down 3% from the 2015-2019 average percentage of wheat harvested, as of June 29. This years wheat crop remains in good condition, but experiences a slight decline from last weeks condition levels, placing 52% in good condition, 29% in fair condition, 12% in poor condition, 4% in excellent condition and 3% in very poor condition.

Oats

The USDA reports 90% of oats planted across the state to be headed, a 6% increase from last week data and up 21% from 2019 crop report data. Oats across the state remain in the good condition, but experience a slight decline from last weeks data, 49% of oats are in good condition,35% in fair condition, 8% in excellent condition, 7% in poor condition and 1% in very poor condition.

Pasture and range condition

Pasture and range land in the state experience a slight decline in condition data in comparison to last weeks USDA crop report, 62% of range land is in good condition, 22% is in fair condition, 8% in poor condition, 4% in excellent condition and 4% in very poor condition.

Topsoil moisture condition

As of June 29, the USDA reports 55% of topsoil to have adequate moisture levels, 32% with short moisture levels, 11% very short moisture levels and 2% surplus moisture levels.

Subsoil moisture condition

According to the USDA’s June 29 data, subsoil moisture levels experience a slight decline in comparison to last week data, with 67% of subsoil to have adequate moisture levels, 24% short moisture levels, 7% very short moisture levels and 2% surplus moisture levels.