Low Precipitation, High Temperatures Continue as Winter Wheat Jointing Ratings Climb in OklahomaMon, 13 Mar 2017 16:16:12 CDT
According to the latest crop weather report, Oklahoma averaged less than an inch of precipitation, resulting in a continuation of dry warm weather. Drought conditions were rated 74 percent moderate, up 1 point from last week, with most of the increase occurring in the same areas as the fires. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. Winter wheat jointing reached 22 percent, up 3 points from normal. Canola blooming reached 4 percent, unchanged from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Kansas, precipitation was limited to eastern counties and a few northern areas, with amounts generally less than a half inch. Topsoil moisture rated 26 percent very short, 41 short, 33 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 19 percent very short, 38 short, 43 adequate, and 0 surplus. Winter wheat condition rated 7 percent very poor, 16 poor, 37 fair, 38 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 5 percent, equal to last year, and near the five-year average of 2. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Texas, mild temperatures dominated the northern parts of the state. Winter wheat condition was rated 75 percent fair to good with some producers reporting their wheat fields were jointing. Wheat in South Texas are entering the heading stage. Cotton, corn and sorghum is being planted in some regions, delayed in parts by rain. Some of the corn and sorghum already planted has been reported emerging. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
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