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Spring Arrives Early on the Plains Bringing Warm, Dry and Windy Conditions in Latest Progress Report

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:53:09 CST

Spring Arrives Early on the Plains Bringing Warm, Dry and Windy Conditions in Latest Progress Report According to the latest crop weather report, Oklahoma is experiencing a continuation of dry warm weather, indicating spring has arrived early. The OCS Mesonet indicates February was one of the warmest on record. Drought conditions were rated 73 percent moderate, up 5 points from last week and 29 percent severe, up 2 points from last week. Statewide air temperatures averaged in the low 50’s across the state. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. The report shows winter wheat jointing reached 6 percent, down 3 points from normal. Rye jointing reached 3 percent, down 9 points from normal. Oats planted reached 65 percent, down 3 points from normal. Oats emerged reached 10 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Weather Report, click here.




In Kansas, during the last week, temperatures averaged six to ten degrees above normal across most of the state, according to this week’s crop progress report. Rain and some hail were reported in a few southeastern counties. The majority of the state remained warm and dry, with high winds elevating concerns of wildfires in many areas. Winter wheat condition rated 6 percent very poor, 16 poor, 35 fair, 40 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, the Northern and western parts of the state were mostly warm and windy. Areas of the Trans-Pecos, the Edwards Plateau and South Central Texas received from trace amounts up to 1.0 inch of precipitation. The Coastal Bend, South Texas, and the Lower Valley reported totals ranging from 1.0 inch to upwards of 3.0 inches of rainfall with isolated reports up to 6.0 inches. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat was rated mostly fair to good. Wheat continued to progress across most of the state, but was in need of moisture in some areas of the state. Some wheat and oats producers in dry areas of South Texas used irrigation during the past week. Cotton producers in the Northern High Plains are planning on waiting until May to start planting. Cotton planting continued in the Lower Valley. Corn was being planted across areas of the southern part of the state. Corn and sorghum were beginning to germinate in the Lower Valley. Producers in the Blacklands were beginning to plant sorghum while corn planting continued. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.





   

 

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