Oklahoma Wheat and Canola Harvests Lag Behind Five-Year Average, But Quality Still Looks StrongMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:28:48 CDT
The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report has corn planting 98 percent complete nationally. Thatís up 4 percent over last week and just one point over the five-year average. USDA reported 90 percent of the crop has emerged in the top 18 states that plant 93 percent of the nation's corn acres. Emergence made another big leap this week, up 12 points and is currently 4 points higher than the five-year average. Soybean planting has reached 83 percent. Thatís a gain of 10 points over last week and 6 points ahead of average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.
Although heavy rain fell over most of the state of Oklahoma, except for the Panhandle area, last week, wheat harvest did begin in the state. In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, winter wheat harvested reached 5 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 26 points from the five-year average. The Oklahoma wheat crop condition rated 54 percent good and 10 percent excellent condition, 30 percent fair and only 6 percent percent poor to very poor. Canola coloring reached 92 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Canola harvested reached 15 percent, up 10 points from the previous year but down 25 points from the five-year average. Corn emerged reached 83 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 7 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 51 percent, down 9 points from the previous year. Soybeans seeded reached 59 percent, up 18 points from the previous year and up 8 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 33 percent, which is just 1 point lower than five-year average. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.
All areas of Texas experienced measurable rainfall last week, and flooding continued to wash away crops and delay planting in areas of the Northern Low Plains and the Cross Timbers. Heavy rains also continued to delay wheat harvest across the state, with just 16 percent harvested. That 10 percent lower than the five-year average. Forty-four percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent condition, with 43 percent of the crop in fair condition and 13 percent in poor to very poor condition. Corn planting is nearing the five-year average at 96 percent, which is 6 percent higher than this time last year. Corn emergence is up 12 points over last week but is still 3 points lower than the five-year average. Sorghum was 82 percent planted, soybeans were 84 percent, cotton was 65 percent done and peanuts were 86 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 emerged was 88 percent, ahead of 77 last year, but equal to the five-year average. Soybeans planted was 42 percent, ahead of 28 last year, but well behind 64 average. Emerged was 24 percent, ahead of 18 last year, but well behind 45 average. Cotton planting was 34 percent and sorghum was at 33 percent. Click here for the Kansas report.
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