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Southern Plains Wheat Planting Progressing, Near Halfway Point for Corn Harvest

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:28:44 CDT

Southern Plains Wheat Planting Progressing, Near Halfway Point for Corn Harvest Wheat and canola planting has quickly progressed in Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports 21 percent of the wheat crop has been planted and one percent has emerged. Canola planting reached 33 percent, five points behind normal. Sorghum harvest was 39 percent complete, that's 11 points ahead of normal. Peanuts were ten percent harvested, well ahead of normal. Soybean harvest has gotten underway with one percent of crop in the bin. Cotton bolls opening reached 48 percent, that's 22 points behind normal. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

The Texas corn and sorghum harvest continues to track in tandem. USDA reports both crops were 63 percent harvested. Soybean harvest was 46 percent complete, 19 points behind average. Peanuts were 17 percent harvested, nine points ahead of normal. Cotton was 16 percent harvested, slightly ahead of average. The winter wheat crop was 24 percent planted, ten points behind the five-year average and two percent of the crop has emerged. Click here for the full Texas report.

Wheat planting in Kansas made good progress with above normal temperatures and light rain. USDA reports the state's winter wheat planting was 24 percent complete, near the five-year average. Corn harvest has reached 42 percent, near the five-year average. Sorghum harvest was 15 percent complete, running ahead of normal. Soybean harvest was five percent complete and cotton was at three percent harvested. Click here for the full Kansas report.



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