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Southern Plains Wheat Planting and Harvest Progress Remains Behind

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:58:17 CDT

Southern Plains Wheat Planting and Harvest Progress Remains Behind
Warm, dry conditions aided canola and wheat planting and harvest in Oklahoma this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports canola planting was 73 percent complete. That's down nine points from normal and emergence reached 30 percent. The state's wheat planting reached 65 percent and 32 percent of the crop has emerged. Corn harvest reached 71 percent complete behind the five-year average of 83. Sorghum harvest was 50 percent done. Peanuts were 17 percent harvested, soybeans were 12 percent harvested and cotton was just getting started with one percent of the crop harvested. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Kansas wheat planting and fall harvest was progressing quickly with dry conditions. USDA reports the state's winter wheat planting was 69 percent complete. That's near last year's 65 and five year average of 70. Corn harvest was 76 percent complete. That's well ahead of last year's 55 and the average of 68. Sorghum harvest was 37 percent complete. That's ahead of the 24 average. Soybean harvest was 31 percent complete and cotton was eight percent harvested. Click here for the full Kansas report.

Many areas of Texas received precipitation last week, slowing winter wheat planting and harvest activities. Winter wheat planting was 48 percent complete. That's behind last year's 62 and the five-year average of 58. Corn harvest was 67 percent complete. That's behind the average of 78. Soybeans were 60 percent harvested. That's well behind the average of 74. Sorghum, peanut and cotton harvest was running near the five year average. Sorghum harvest was 69 percent complete. Peanuts were 29 percent harvested, while cotton harvest was 24 percent complete. Click here for the full Texas report.


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