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Mostly Dry Conditions Across Southern Plains Aides Harvest Progress

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:52:04 CDT

Mostly Dry Conditions Across Southern Plains Aides Harvest Progress Dry weather continued across Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports fall planting remains behind normal, while harvest activities were running ahead. USDA reports 78 percent of the winter wheat crop has been planted. That's down five points from last year, but unchanged from normal. USDA reports 49 percent of the crop has emerged. That's down 15 points from last year. Canola planting reached 87 percent. That's down eight points from last year. The canola crop was 60 percent emerged. That's eight points behind last year.


Oklahoma's corn harvest reached 82 percent. That's six points ahead of last year, but six points behind normal. Sorghum harvest was 58 percent complete. That's seven points ahead of normal. Peanut harvest was 45 percent complete. That's 12 points ahead last year and normal. Soybeans were 26 percent harvested. That's four point ahead of last year. Cotton harvest was five percent complete. That's down two points from last year. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.


Winter wheat seeding and fall harvest continued across much of Texas this past week. USDA reports the state's winter wheat planting was 63 percent complete. That's behind the five-year average of 67. Thirty-five percent of the crop has emerged. Corn was 75 percent harvested. That's nine points behind average. Soybeans were 75 percent harvested. That's four points behind average. Sorghum harvest was 74 percent complete. That's tracking normal progress. Peanuts were 34 percent harvested. That's behind the five-year average of 45. Cotton harvest was 28 percent complete. That's three points ahead of average. Click here for the full Texas report.


Warm, dry weather prevailed across Kansas, providing good harvest conditions. USDA reports winter wheat planting 82 percent complete. That's near the five year average of 84. Fifty-one percent of the crop has emerged. Corn harvest was 85 percent complete. That's seven points ahead of average. Soybean harvest was 51 percent complete.   That's near the five-year average. Sorghum harvest was 52 percent complete. That's 17 points ahead of average. Cotton harvest was 11 percent complete. Click here for the full Kansas report.
   

 

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