Oklahoma Wheat Reaches 38% Jointed, Even With Five Year Average in Latest Crop Weather ReportMon, 21 Mar 2016 18:04:08 CDT
The following is the text of the Oklahoma Crop Weather report as released by USDA on Monday, March 21, 2016.
The week started warm and dry but ended cold and wet for much of the south and east of Oklahoma. According to the Mesonet, it has been more than 90 days since parts of the northwest have seen at least a quarter-inch in a single day. Drought conditions continued to worsen with 8 percent rated as moderate drought. Precipitation averaged 0.14 of an inch across the state, ranging from none in the Panhandle district to 0.56 of an inch in the South Central district. Statewide temperatures averaged in the low 50's, with the lowest recording of 8 degrees at Kenton on Sunday, March 20th and the highest recording of 88 degrees at Mangum on Monday, March 14th. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork.
Small Grains: Winter wheat jointing reached 38 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and unchanged from normal. Canola blooming reached 20 percent. Rye jointing reached 34 percent, up 25 points from the previous year and unchanged from normal. Oats jointing reached 17 percent, up 10 points from the previous week.
Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 82 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 88 percent good to fair.
The full report, including the graphs showing crop condition and crop progress, can be seen here.
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