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Ahead of Possible Heavy Rains from Simon, Wheat Planting in Oklahoma Hits 70% Complete

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:07:47 CDT

Ahead of Possible Heavy Rains from Simon, Wheat Planting in Oklahoma Hits 70% Complete

Corn and sorghum harvest continues across Oklahoma. In the latest crop progress report from the US Department of Agriculture corn and sorghum harvest both gained 16 points this past week. Corn harvest reached 74 percent completion. Sorghum harvest was 49 percent complete. Peanut and soybean harvest was underway with both crop reaching nine percent harvested. Cotton harvest is getting close with 93 percent of the cotton bolls opening, 15 points ahead of normal. Hay harvest finished with good yields and quality reported.

Small grain planting was progressing and rain was still needed for emerged stands, and to promote germination. There were also reports of armyworms in recently seeded wheat. Wheat planting has reached 70 percent complete with 27 percent emerged. Canola planting was 80 percent complete as of Sunday and 26 percent had emerged. Click Here for the full Oklahoma report.

Rainfall delayed harvest for the second straight week across Texas. Corn harvest gained one point to reach 69 percent complete. Sorghum harvest continued across the state in gaining five points to reach 73 percent done. Cotton harvest gained two points to reach 19 percent complete. Soybean harvest continued in gaining 12 points in reach the halfway point. Peanut harvest was five percent complete. Some peanut producers in the Northern Low Plains anticipate harvest in the upcoming week, while peanut fields in areas of South Texas were undergoing preparation for digging. Wheat planting reached 54 complete with 31 percent of the crop emerged. Click Here for the full Texas report.

Rain showers of up to two inches fell across north central and eastern Kansas. Corn harvest gained 11 points to reach 46 percent completion, well behind the five year average of 56. Sorghum harvest struggled gaining only four points over a week ago to reach nine percent complete. Soybean harvest was eight percent complete. The fourth cutting of hay was 79 percent complete. Cotton maturity was running behind with 55 percent of the cotton bolls opening. Winter wheat planting was at 51 percent complete and 26 percent emerged. Both are slightly behind average. Click Here for the full Kansas report.


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