July 1 – July 8 Crop Water Use and Soil Moisture Status Report

ETgage used to measure crop water use.

ETgage used to measure crop water use.

View crop water use from around the Nebraska including locally at the Nebraska Ag Water Mgnt Network.

Location 1: 2 miles west of Hooper, rainfed no-till corn after soybeans on Moody Silty Clay Loam soil (about 2.2″ of available water per foot)

July 1 – July 8

Weekly Rainfall & Crop Water Use for July 1 – July 8:
Rainfall = 2.7″
ET Reference Reading = 0.8
Corn Water Use (V12 growth stage) = 0.7″

Soil Water Depleted at Depth (Sensor Reading) on July 8:
1 ft = 0.00″ (27)
2 ft = 0.12″ (39)
3 ft = 0.00″ (4)
Total available soil water for use before crop stress (50% depleted, using top 2 ft) occurs: 2.1″

Seasonal Summary (view previous weekly crop water use at NE Ag Water Mgnt Network): 

June 10 – July 8 Rainfall: 7.3″
June 10 – July 8 Corn Water Use: 3.6″
Total June 10 – July 8 Surplus: 3.7″

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Location 2: 5 miles east of Winslow, irrigated soybeans after corn on Belfore Silty Clay Loam soil (about 2.0″ of available water per foot)

July 1 – July 8

Weekly Rainfall & Crop Water Use for July 1 – July 8:
Rainfall = 1.7″
Irrigation = 0.0″
ET Reference Reading = 1.1
Soybean Water Use (R1 growth stage) = 0.99″

Soil Water Depleted at Depth (Sensor Reading) on July 8:
1 ft = NA
2 ft = NA
3 ft = NA
Total available soil water for use before irrigation should start (trigger point at 40% depleted): NA

Seasonal Summary:

June 23 – July 7 Rainfall: 1.7″
June 23 – July 7 Irrigation: 0.0″
June 23 – July 7 Soybean Water Use: 2.7″
Total June 23 – July 7 Deficit: 1.0″

Location 3: 2 miles north of Arlington, irrigated no-till corn after soybeans on Belfore Silty Clay Loam Terrace soil (about 2.0″ of available water per foot)

July 1 – July 8

Weekly Rainfall & Crop Water Use for July 1 – July 8:
Rainfall = 1.4″
Irrigation = 0.0″
ET Reference Reading = 1.2
Corn Water Use (V14 growth stage) = 1.21″

Soil Water Depleted at Depth (Sensor Reading) on June 30:
1 ft = 0.00″ (2)
2 ft = 0.00″ (7)
3 ft = 0.00″ (2)
Total available soil water for use before irrigation should start (trigger point at 40% depleted, using top 2 ft): 1.6″

Seasonal Summary:

July 1 – July 8 Rainfall: 1.4″
July 1 – July 8 Irrigation: 0.0″
July 1 – July 8 Corn Water Use: 1.2″
Total July 1 – July 8 Surplus: 0.2″

July 1 – July 8 Crop Water Use and Soil Moisture Status Report
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