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Harvest Active Across Southern Plains As Wheat Planting Winding Down

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:24:17 CDT

Harvest Active Across Southern Plains As Wheat Planting Winding Down

Cotton harvest has gotten underway in Oklahoma. In the latest crop progress report from the US Department of Agriculture reports seven percent of the crop was harvested. Corn harvest reached 76 percent complete, sorghum was at 92 percent, peanuts were 54 percent dug by Sunday and soybeans were 22 percent harvested.

Winter wheat seeding was 84 percent complete. Emerging wheat jumped 14 points in the past week to 66 percent which was ahead of the five year average of 54. Farmers in central Oklahoma are reporting increased armyworm infestations. Rye seeding was 85 percent done and oat planting was 70 percent complete. Seventy percent of the canola crop has emerged.

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Fall wheat seeding and harvest were in full force in Kansas this past week. Corn harvest reached 66 percent, equal to last year but behind average of 75. Sorghum harvest was 25 percent complete, behind last year and average. Soybean harvest was 31 percent complete, well behind 58 last year and 57 average.   Cotton harvest got started with two percent of the crop picked.

Wheat planting was 78 percent complete, behind last year and the five-year average. Wheat emergence was on track with average with 58 percent emerged.
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