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Drought, Crop Conditions Worsen Across Oklahoma

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:26:05 CST

Drought, Crop Conditions Worsen Across Oklahoma
Several bouts of snow in February were welcomed by grain producers, but the precipitation did little to alleviate drought conditions across Oklahoma. Roger Mills County is particularly in need of moisture if producers there are to be able to harvest a crop this year.

According to the latest drought monitor, the majority of the state is now experiencing abnormally dry to severe drought conditions. The Panhandle and far southwest districts of the state are listed in extreme to exceptional drought.

All nine districts were still well below normal in precipitation for the period since September 1. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated 87 percent and 83 percent short to very short, respectively.

The conditions of small grains and canola continued to decline over the month with some canola being lost to winter kill.

Forty-two percent of the wheat crop was reported as being grazed, thatís up six points from the five-year average and 16 points higher from one year ago.

Three percent of the wheat crop was listed in excellent condition in the latest USDA Crop Weather report. Thirty-eight percent was reported to be in good condition with 28 percent rated as fair. Thirty-one percent was listed in poor or very poor condition.

Click here for the lastest USDA Crop Weather report for Oklahoma.



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