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Winter Wheat Condition Ratings Across the Plains Hover Near 50 Percent Good to Excellent

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:29:11 CDT

Winter Wheat Condition Ratings Across the Plains Hover Near 50 Percent Good to Excellent In the latest crop progress report released Monday April 17, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rates the US winter wheat crop condition at 54 percent good to excellent, with 33 fair, 10 poor and 3 very poor. Winter wheat headed was 19 percent compared to 11 percent this time last year and is 6 points above the five-year average. Corn planted at 6 percent, 6 points below this time last year and 3 points below the five-year average. Cotton planted rates at 8 percent, 1 above last year and 1 below the average. Sorghum planted rates 21 percent, 5 points above both last year and 4 points above the average. Finally, cotton planted is rated at 8 percent this week, 1 point above last year and below 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 92 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Winter wheat headed reached 40 percent, up 19 points from the previous year and up 15 points from normal. Ninety-one percent of canola reached the blooming stage, up 22 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 9 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Twenty-eight percent of corn was planted, up 4 points from the previous year but down 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, 12 poor, 33 fair, 45 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 65 percent, behind 75 last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 58. Headed was 9 percent, ahead of 3 last year, and near 6 average. Corn planted was 9 percent, well behind 32 last year, and behind 18 average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, winter wheat condition was rated 78 percent fair to good. Cases of wheat streak mosaic virus were noted in Northern High Plains. Cotton field preparations continued in the Southern Plains and the Edwards Plateau. Corn emerged was estimated at 56, up 14 points from the 5-year average. Sorghum planting continued in South Texas and the Edwards Plateau. Some sorghum fields were emerging in the Southern High Plains and 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 43%   -2%
Kansas     51%   +3%
Texas       42%    +1%



The drop in the poor to very poor categories also reflect the benefits of moisture:



Oklahoma   17%    0%
Kansas       17%    -3%
Texas         15%     -1%



   

 

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