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Oklahoma Wheat is 100 Percent Headed, Row Crop Planting Continues

Tue, 31 May 2016 21:58:07 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat is 100 Percent Headed, Row Crop Planting Continues The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report has corn planting 94 percent complete nationally. Thatís up 8 percent over last week and still right on par with the five-year average. USDA reported 78 percent of the crop has emerged in the top 18 states that plant 93 percent of the nation's corn acres. Emergence made an 18 point leap this week and is currently just 3 points lower than last year. Soybean planting has reached 73 percent. Thatís a gain of 17 points over last week and seven points ahead of average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, the Oklahoma wheat crop condition rated 56 percent good and 9 percent excellent condition, 29 percent fair and only 6 percent percent poor to very poor. Winter wheat headed is now 100 percent complete. Sixty-nine percent of the stateís canola crop is rated good or excellent. Corn emerged reached 76 percent, down 6 points from the five-year average. Sorghum planted reached 42 percent, down 14 points from the previous year. Soybeans seeded reached 42 percent, up 18 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 22 percent, which is consistent with the five-year average. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.

Winter wheat harvest is underway in Texas, with 11 percent of the crop harvested. Thatís 3 points higher than last year but 6 points lower than the five-year average. Forty-seven percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent condition, with 41 percent of the crop in fair condition and 12 percent in poor to very poor condition. Corn planting is nearing the five-year average at 93 percent, which is 12 percent higher than this time last year. Corn emergence is up 13 points over last week but is still eight points lower than the five-year average. Sorghum was 73 percent planted, soybeans were 68 percent, cotton was 44 percent done and peanuts were 78 percent planted. Click here for the full Texas report.

The Kansas wheat crop rated 60 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and only 8 percent poor to very poor condition. Winter wheat coloring was 41 percent, ahead of 28 last year and the five-year average of 32. Corn planting was at 95 percent complete with 75 percent of the crop emerged. Soybeans planted was 26 percent, ahead of 21 last year, but well behind 53 average. Emerged was 15 percent, near 13 last year, but behind 30 average. Cotton planting was 10 percent and sorghum was at 14 percent. Click here for the Kansas report.



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