2015 Midwest Crop Tour: Nebraska Roundup

August 17, 2015 01:03 PM

See the from-the-field reports, data and scout observations, during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.


2015 Crop Tour Preview: Great Expectations for Nebraska Dryland Crops

Like nearly every other major corn- and soybean-producing state, Nebraska had to deal with more than a few rainy days this spring.

Reports Remain Positive as Scouts Enter Nebraska

As scouts on the western leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour made their way out of South Dakota and into Nebraska, the yield reports remained positive, despite rainy weather dampening the day.


Nebraska Corn Yields So-So, but Soybean Counts Holding Strong

Soybean pod counts overall are looking pretty good in Nebraska, but aphids aren't uncommon.


Muddy Scouts Find Solid, but Not Spectacular, Yields in Nebraska

Scouts on the western leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour have been slogging through mud almost the entire way.


Nebraska: Has Weather Hindered Yield?

It’s another cool and rainy day out on the Western leg of the tour. Now as we travel through Nebraska, I’ve been told the Southeast portion got hit with some excess amounts of rainfall early this season that may add some variability to the state yield.


Will Nebraska Yields Live Up to USDA's Expectations?

As scouts on the western leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour make their way across Nebraska, they're reporting good yields--but maybe not quite as good as what USDA is predicting.


Nebraska Corn Holds Steady, But Beans Potential Surges

Nebraska is the Cornhusker State, but it may be the soybean, not corn, crop that could be the star of this harvest.



From the Rows - Chip Flory - Day 2, Western Leg

From the Rows - Terry Johnston - Day 2, Western Leg

2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: Nebraska


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Scout Observations

Nebraska Corn 'Very Average,' Soybeans 'Very Good'


Disease Pressure Found in Nebraska


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Crop Comments

8/15/2015 Richardson County, NE: Due to late planting and flooding both soybeans and corn were planted a month late. Fertilizer leaching due to excessive rain will hurt corn. Our soybeans are about 30 inches tall and doing well but yield will be about two thirds of normal. After excessive rain until three weeks ago and none since we are needing rain to keep shallow rooted crops going.

8/3/2015 Cheyenne County, NE: Finished with wheat a week ago. Yields were about average, 30-35 bu. / ac. One load had 11% protein, the rest ranged from 9.5 to 10.8. Hail took out some wheat in the NW part of the county that was ready to harvest. In the surrounding area, to the W and SW harvest is in the final stages. A lot of wheat will not be milling quality due rain before or during harvest.

8/2/2015 Clay County, NE: when was the last time in history there were no crop problems somewhere? ive had crop failures it is part of the deal. we will have record crops in south central nebraska barring a hail wind event and a national crop yield of 166 corn and 46 soybeans


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