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Harvest and Fall Seeding Active Across Southern Plains

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:04:16 CDT

Harvest and Fall Seeding Active Across Southern Plains
Wheat and canola planting was in full swing this past week across Oklahoma.   In the weekly crop progress report from the US Department of Agriculture 14 percent of the state's wheat crop was planted by the end of week, ahead of seven percent last year at this time. Canola planting was seven percent complete, well ahead of the five-year average.

Corn and sorghum harvest was underway, although progress was slowed due to recent rains. The state's corn crop rated in 73 percent good to fair condition with 69 percent mature. Sixteen percent of the corn was harvested by Sunday, 28 points behind normal. Sorghum rated 79 percent good to fair with coloring 82 percent complete, 51 percent mature and 11 percent has been harvested. Soybeans rated 85 percent good to fair with 19 percent dropping leaves by week's end. Peanut condition was holding steady with 93 percent in good to fair condition with 31 percent mature. Cotton in the southwest district was developing slowly due to recent rains. Condition remained at 85 percent good to fair with 51 percent of cotton bolls opening.

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Rainfall across Texas slowed harvest and field activities. Rainfall from trace amount up to six inches was recorded this past week. Corn harvest reached 59 percent complete and soybean harvest reached 35 percent complete. Sorghum harvest gained only one point over a week ago reaching 66 percent complete. Cool temperates also slowed cotton harvest with harvest 15 percent complete. Wheat seeding and field preparations were active throughout the state. Wheat planting was at 8 percent complete, well behind a year ago.

Click Here for the full Texas report.

A cold front brought cooler than normal temperates and rain across northern Kansas this past week. Light frost was reported in the north central and northwest. Rainfall totals up to two inches were reported in the northern half of the state. Corn harvest reached 18 percent complete Sunday. Sorghum harvest was just getting started with harvest two percent complete. Winter wheat planting reached five percent which was equal to last year and the five-year average.

Click Here for the full Kansas Report

Click Here for the National Crop Progress Report.



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