Nebraska Soybean, Corn, Wheat Crops Ahead of Schedule

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska's corn, soybean and wheat crops are all ahead of schedule because of the warm spring, but the recent triple-digit heat is hurting the quality of those crops.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that the temperatures last week registered 3 degrees above normal in the
northeast and 9 degrees above normal in the Panhandle.

As a result, soil moisture levels are only about 21 percent adequate instead of the average of 85 percent adequate or surplus.

The corn crop is about 11 days ahead of average with 25 percent
of the corn in the pollination stage. About one quarter of the soybean crop is also blooming.

The wheat harvest is about three weeks ahead of schedule and 69% complete.


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