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Harvest in Full Swing in Oklahoma, Rain Delays in Texas and Kansas

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:53:03 CDT

Harvest in Full Swing in Oklahoma, Rain Delays in Texas and Kansas

Corn and sorghum harvest was in full swing across Oklahoma this past week. Harvest has been active, but excessive dew in the northeast part of the state was halting progress. The US Department of Agriculture reports in the latest crop progress report corn harvest gained 15 points to 58 percent complete. Sorghum harvest reached 33 percent complete at the end of last week. Peanuts mature reached 59 percent complete. Eighty-six percent of the cotton bolls were opening. The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 80 percent complete. A small portion of soybeans have been harvested, while 38 percent are dropping leaves. Wheat and canola planting is running neck and neck with 57 percent of the wheat planted and 59 percent of the canola planted. Ten percent of the wheat crop was starting to emerge.

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Corn harvest was slow going in Texas this past week with areas receiving one to eight inches of rain. Corn and sorghum harvest each gained one point to reach 68 percent harvested. Cotton harvest was getting underway in the Blacklands and North East Texas with harvest reaching 17 percent done. Soybean harvest reached 38 percent complete and peanut harvest was getting underway with two percent of the crop harvested. Winter wheat seeding was active with 41 percent of the crop planted and 13 percent emerged.

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Rain showers across central and northern Kansas slowed corn harvest and wheat seeding. Corn harvest was 35 percent complete, well behind the five year average of 44. Sorghum harvest was getting started with harvest five percent complete and soybean harvest was two percent done. The fourth cutting of hay was 70 percent complete. Cotton bolls opening was at 42 percent. Winter wheat planting was 31 percent complete with 13 percent emerged.

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