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Heavy Rains Bring Much Needed Moisture to Plains as Most Crops Surpass Average Progress Points

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:59:20 CDT

Heavy Rains Bring Much Needed Moisture to Plains as Most Crops Surpass Average Progress Points In the latest crop weather report released Monday April 3, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rates the US winter wheat crop condition at 51 percent good to excellent, with 35 percent fair, 11 percent poor and 3 percent very poor. Cotton planted reached 4 percent, 1 point above last year and equal to the five-year average. Sorghum planted stands at 15 percent, 2 above last year and 3 points above average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma received multiple scattered showers and storms last week which brought needed drought relief across most of state. Drought conditions were rated 78 percent moderate, down 3 points from last week and 36 percent severe, down 10 from last week. Winter wheat jointing reached 66 percent, up 6 points from normal. Canola blooming reached 49 percent, up 21 points from normal. Rye jointing reached 66 percent, up 6 points from normal. Corn planted reached 5 percent across the state. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, much needed rain fell across the entire state, with every county averaging at least one inch of precipitation, most averaging two to three inches. Winter wheat condition rated 5 percent very poor, 15 poor, 37 fair, 40 good, and 3 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 31 percent, behind 40 last year, but near the five-year average of 30. Meanwhile, corn planting was underway in southern counties and was 3 percent complete statewide, near 5 last year and 2 average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, hail accompanied the rains averaging upwards of 5 inches in some areas with high winds in the Blacklands causing damage to crops. Winter wheat condition was rated 79 percent fair to good. Wheat began to head out in the High Plains and was entering the ripening stage in South Texas. Cotton planting continued in South Texas and the Upper Coast. Corn planted was estimated at 78 percent, 33 point above the previous week. Feral hogs caused moderate to heavy damage to some corn fields in North East Texas. Corn and Sorghum emerged across the Blacklands, and producers applied herbicide and fertilizer. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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