Condition of Winter Wheat Crops Across the Plains Remain Under 50 Percent in Good to ExcellentMon, 10 Apr 2017 19:00:07 CDT
In the latest crop progress report released Monday April 10, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rates the US winter wheat crop condition at 53 percent good to excellent, with 34 fair, 11 poor and 3 very poor. Winter wheat headed was 9 percent compared to 4 percent this time last year and is 3 points above the five-year average. Corn planted at 3 percent, 1 point below this time last year and on par with the five-year average. Cotton planted rates at 6 percent, 1 above last year and on par with the average. Sorghum planted rates 18 percent, 3 points above both last year and the average. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.
According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat jointing reached 84 percent, up 2 points from normal. Winter wheat headed reached 8 percent, down 2 points from normal. Canola blooming reached 60 percent, up 15 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 7 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 13 poor, 35 fair, 43 good, and 5 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 43 percent, behind 57 last year, but near the five-year average of 44. Headed was 1 percent, near 0 last year and 2 average. Corn planting was underway in southern counties and was 4 percent complete statewide, behind 15 last year, and near 8 average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
In Texas, winter wheat condition was rated 79 percent fair to good with some fields heading in the Plains, the Blacklands and North East Texas. Cotton planted was estimated at 10 percent, on pace with the five-year average as preparations for cotton planting get underway in the Southern Low Plains. Corn planting was still in progress in the Blacklands. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.
To sum up the current winter wheat crop condition here in the southern plains- here's the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:
Oklahoma 45% +4%
Kansas 48% +5%
Texas 41% +2%
The drop in the poor to very poor categories also reflect the benefits of moisture:
Oklahoma 17% 0%
Kansas 17% -3%
Texas 15% -2%
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