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Southern Plains Crops Holding Their Condition

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:25:48 CDT

Southern Plains Crops Holding Their Condition Most Oklahoma crops held steady with last week, despite the month ending up slightly drier for much of state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Monday reported the state's corn crop rated 64 percent good to excellent condition, unchanged from last week. With 85 percent in the dough stage, down 12 points from average. Soybeans rated 56 percent good to excellent, steady with last week. The state's cotton crop rated 67 percent good to excellent, down substantially from last week. Cotton bolls opening reached 12 percent. Sorghum rated 79 percent good to excellent, unchanged over last week’s rating. Sorghum mature reached 16 percent, on target with average. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.


Warm, dry weather aided corn and sorghum harvest in Texas. USDA reports 49 percent of the sorghum crop has been harvested. That remains behind last year's 64 and five-year average of 57. Corn harvest progressed to 50 percent complete. That's slightly behind last year and average. USDA reports 56 percent of the state's corn crop was in good to excellent condition. The state's soybean crop rated 37 percent in good to excellent condition. Cotton rated 45 percent good to excellent, up two points from last week. Cotton harvest has started with three percent of the crop baled. Pasture and range conditions rated 31 percent in good to excellent condition.Click here for the full Texas report.


Cool conditions help Kansas crops hold on. In the latest crop progress report, the Kansas corn crop rated 57 percent good to excellent, down one point from last week. Dough was at 94 percent, while dented was at 67 percent. The state's soybean crop rated 57 percent good to excellent, up two points from last week. Blooming was at 95 percent, setting pods was at 81 percent and dropping leaves was at six percent. Sorghum rated 69 percent good to excellent, up one point from last week. Sorghum headed was at 95 percent, coloring was at 47 percent and two percent mature. Cotton rated 63 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week. Squaring was at 94 percent, setting bolls at 79 percent and bolls opening was at nine percent. Pasture and range conditions rated 60 percent good to excellent. Click here for the full Kansas report.

   

 

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