Weather Alert

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

LINCOLN, Neb. October 4, 2021 – For the week ending October 3, 2021, there were 5.5 days
suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil
moisture supplies rated 7% very short, 36% short, 55% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 41% short, 45% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 5% very poor, 8% poor, 19% fair, 42% good, and
26% excellent. Corn mature was 85%, near 89% last year, but ahead of 80% for the five-year
average. Harvested was 21%, near 20% last year, and ahead of 16% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 20% fair, 49% good, and 23% excellent.
Soybeans dropping leaves was 95%, near 96% last year and 91% average. Harvested was 34%,
behind 51% last year, but ahead of 28% average.

Winter wheat planted was 82%, ahead of 77% last year, and near 79% average. Emerged was
44%, ahead of 30% last year, and near 43% average.

Sorghum condition rated 9% very poor, 15% poor, 28% fair, 34% good, and 14% excellent.
Sorghum mature was 84%, near 85% last year, but ahead of 76% average. Harvested was 21%,
ahead of 16% both last year and average.

Dry edible beans dropping leaves was 95%, near 96% last year. Harvested was 72%, behind 81%
last year.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 14% very poor, 16% poor, 52%
fair, 17% good, and 1% excellent.

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

Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at:
https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j

Access Crop Progress and Condition graphical products at:
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2021/index.php