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Corn and Sorghum Harvest and Winter Wheat Planting Taking Place Across Southern Plains

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:32:37 CDT

Corn and Sorghum Harvest and Winter Wheat Planting Taking Place Across Southern Plains Sorghum harvest has gotten underway in Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Monday reported 15 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the five-year average by two points. Sorghum coloring reached 84 percent and mature reached 36 percent. Sorghum rated 74 percent good to excellent, down two points from last week. With the state’s corn crop, USDA had 94 percent in the dough stage, dent reached 89 percent and 50 percent was mature. The state's corn crop rated 64 percent good to excellent condition, unchanged from last week. Soybeans blooming reached 91 percent and setting pods reached 85 percent. Soybeans rated 57 percent good to excellent, up two points from last week. Cotton bolls opening reached 22 percent. The state's cotton crop rated 65 good to excellent, down two points from last week. Seedbed preparation was underway for small grains. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.


Sorghum, corn, cotton and soybean harvest is progressing in Texas. USDA reports 60 percent of the sorghum crop has been harvested, which is on track with the five-year average. The sorghum crop rated 67 percent good to excellent, unchanged over the previous week. Corn harvest gained one point with 53 percent of the crop harvested, down from the five-year average of 58. USDA reports 56 percent of the state's corn crop was in good to excellent condition, unchanged. Soybeans were 32 percent harvested. Soybeans rated 39 percent in good to excellent condition, steady with the previous week. Cotton reached eight percent harvested, behind last year and average. Cotton rated 42 percent good to excellent, down two points from last week. Winter wheat planting was underway with five percent of the crop planted. Click here for the full Texas report.


Corn and sorghum harvest has gotten started in Kansas. USDA reports corn harvest was 11 percent complete, behind last year and the average of 25. In the latest crop progress report, the corn rated 56 percent good to excellent, down one percent from last week. Sorghum harvest was two percent complete. Sorghum rated 65 percent good to excellent, down three points from last week. Soybeans rated 55 percent good to excellent, down one point from last week. Cotton rated 63 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week. Winter wheat planting reached five percent complete. Click here for the full Kansas report.


   

 

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