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Row Crops Coming On Strong Across the Plains, Sorghum Harvest Begins in Texas

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:23:04 CDT

Row Crops Coming On Strong Across the Plains, Sorghum Harvest Begins in Texas The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report rates 19 percent of the national corn crop in excellent condition, 57 percent in good condition, 19 percent fair and 5 percent percent poor to very poor. National soybean conditions include 14 percent excellent, 57 percent good, 22 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor. The national grain sorghum is 11 percent excellent, 57 percent good, 29 percent fair and 3 percent poor. National cotton conditions include 9 percent excellent, 45 percent good, 36 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.


In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn silk reached 62 percent, down 11 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 30 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 2 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 1 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 95 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 85 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 8 points from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 16 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 43 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 10 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal.

Click here for the full Oklahoma report.


Texas row crops continued to make progress statewide. Mature corn reached 32 percent last week. That’s 13 points higher than this time last year. Sorghum harvest has started in some parts of the state and is 25 percent complete. Across the state, it was 76 percent headed, which is 6 points higher than the five-year average. Soybeans were 50 percent bloomed, and cotton was right on par with the five-year average rate of open bolls at 5 percent.

Click here for the full Texas report.


In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Kansas winter wheat harvested was 98 percent, near 95 last year and the five-year average of 97. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 58 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 63 percent, near 59 both last year and average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 54 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 38 percent, ahead of 28 last year, and near 34 average. Setting pods was 5 percent, equal to last year, and near 4 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 66 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 13 percent, ahead of 2 last year and 5 average. Coloring was 1 percent, near 0 both last year and average.

Click here for the Kansas report.


   

 

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