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Upper Niobrara White NRD Crop Water Report (07-04)  Listen

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 07/05/2017 02:56 PM

Average use by wheat was 1.9 inches.


Projected use by wheat for this week is 1.15 inches.


Average use by corn was .97 inches.


Projected use by corn for this week is 1.59 inches.


Average use by potatoes was 1.10 inches.


Projected use by potatoes for this week is 1.75 inches.


Average use by soy beans was .80 inches.


Projected use by soy beans for this week is .92 inches.


Average use by dry beans was .11 inches.


Projected use by dry beans for this week is 1.10 inches.


Average use by sugar beets was .40 inches.


Projected use by sugar beets for this week is .78 inches.


Average use by sunflowers was .19 inches.


Projected use by sunflowers for this week is .23 inches.


Average use by mature alfalfa was 1.9 inches.


Projected use by mature alfalfa for this week is 2.4 inches.


Average use by lawns was 2.1 inches.


Projected use by lawns for this week is 2.4 inches.


The average ET gage reading was 1.9 inches.


The average rain fall across the district was .1-.5 inch.



According to date collected by https://nednr.nebraska.gov/nerain


Weather forecasts for next week show hot and dry with temps pushing 100 degrees all week.


Temps and progressing growth stages will drive up crop water use this week.



In the last week soil moisture monitoring station 1 showed 75% water available at 12”, 75%


water available at 24”, and 75% water available at 36”. The producer did irrigate.


Remember this is in a Sandy Loam soil type with Corn planted and will vary depending on


site specific; weather, irrigation management, topography, management practices, crop, and


soil type.



In the last week soil moisture monitoring station 2 showed 85% water available at 12”, 85%


water available at 24”, and 85% water available at 36”. The producer did irrigate.


Remember this is in a Loam soil type with Beans planted and will vary depending on site


specific; weather, irrigation management, topography, management practices, crop, and soil


type.



The crop water use report is completed using the average growth stage for each crop and ET


gage reading from across the district. To find the conversion your specific crop growth stage


visit https://nawmn.unl.edu/GrowthStageData .



For more information or to inquire about ET gages or soil moisture monitoring equipment,


please contact Nevin Price at the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District at


308.432.6190 or visit our website at www.unwnrd.org. We are committed to helping


Nebraskans conserve and protect groundwater.


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