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Rains Help Wheat and Canola, But Delay Harvest Progress in Southern Plains

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:38:59 CDT

Rains Help Wheat and Canola, But Delay Harvest Progress in Southern Plains

Showers across Oklahoma are helping the newly planted wheat and canola crop. In the latest crop progress report from the US Department of Agriculture 95 percent of the canola has been planted and 55 percent of the crop has emerged. Wheat planting was 78 percent seeded and 51 percent emerged. Rye and oat planting was more than two-thirds complete. Corn harvest was 75 percent complete. Sorghum was 54 percent harvested and soybean harvest was 19 percent done. As of Sunday, 32 percent of the peanuts have been dug and six percent of the cotton has been harvested. The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was 86 percent complete. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Many areas of Texas received precipitation last week, including up to five inches in portions of the Blacklands and North East Texas. Winter wheat seeding continued with 63 percent of the crop planted and 41 percent of the crop has emerged. The cooler wet weather delayed harvest with progress only gaining one point for corn, sorghum and cotton. Corn harvest has reached 70 percent complete. Sorghum harvest was 74 percent done and soybean harvest was active in the northern high plains with harvest 54 percent complete. Cotton harvest has reached 20 percent complete. Peanut harvest reached 16 percent complete. Click here for the full Texas report.

Wheat planting and harvest was running behind in Kansas due to the scattered rain showers this past week. USDA reports winter wheat planting was 67 percent complete, behind the five year average of 73 and emergence was 42 percent complete. Corn harvest was 56 percent done. Sorghum harvest was at 15 percent behind the average of 24. Soybean harvest was 18 percent complete. Cotton harvest has barely gotten started with one percent of the crop harvested. Click here for the full Kansas report.



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