LINCOLN, Neb. August 8, 2022 – For the week ending August 7, 2022, there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 32% very short, 42% short, 26% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 30% very short, 41% short, 29% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Corn condition rated 11% very poor, 12% poor, 27% fair, 40% good, and 10% excellent. Corn silking was 91%, behind 99% last year and 96% for the five-year average.
Dough was 45%, behind 60% last year and 52% average. Dented was 3%, near 6% last year and 7% average.

Soybean condition rated 7% very poor, 11% poor, 28% fair, 44% good, and 10% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 95%, near 97% last year and 93% average. Setting pods was 66%, behind 81% last year and 71% average.

Winter wheat harvested was 95%, near 97% last year and 94% average.

Sorghum condition rated 10% very poor, 29% poor, 36% fair, 20% good, and 5% excellent. Sorghum headed was 49%, well behind 70% both last year and average. Coloring was 4%, near 8% last year and 7% average.

Oats harvested was 93%, equal to last year, and near 91% average.

Dry edible bean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 34% fair, 60% good, and 0% excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 73%, behind 87% last year. Setting pods was 50%, behind 68% last year.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 33% very poor, 28% poor, 30% fair, 9% good, and 0% 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/2022/index.php