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By Caroline Brauer
Ag Promotion Coordinator Nebraska Wheat Board 

Wheat Harvest Reports Up to 100 Bushels per Acre


Courtesy Graphic from Nebraska Wheat Board

As of July 22, wheat harvest yields for the Panhandle of Nebraska vary from 40 to 100 bushels per acre. Harvest for the northwest Panhandle is expected to start July 27.

According to the USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending July 21, 2019, topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 12 short, 76 adequate, and 11 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 7 short, 81 adequate, and 12 surplus. Winter wheat conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 65 good, and 17 excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 33 percent, well behind last year's 79 percent and the 76 percent average.

Producers in the northern Panhandle said 95 percent of the wheat has turned color. Moisture levels are adequate, though limited precipit...

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