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Conditions Remain Mostly Unchanged with Some Improvement in Latest Crop Weather Reports

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:08:39 CDT

Conditions Remain Mostly Unchanged with Some Improvement in Latest Crop Weather Reports In the latest crop progress report released Monday April 24, 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 32 percent compared to 24 percent this time last year and is 11 points above the five-year average. Corn planted at 17 percent, 11 points below this time last year and 1 point below the five-year average. Cotton planted rates at 11 percent, 1 above last year and 1 below the average. Finally, Sorghum planted rates 24 percent, 5 points above both last year and 1 point above 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 93 percent, down 1 point from normal. Winter wheat headed reached 65 percent, up 18 points from normal. Canola blooming reached 94 percent, up 7 points from normal. Canola coloring reached 20 percent, up 20 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 8 percent, down 8 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 16 percent, up 8 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 6 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, 12 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 82 percent, behind 91 last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 70. Headed was 25 percent, ahead of 20 last year and 17 average. Corn planted was 21 percent, well behind 42 last year, and behind 28 average. Emerged was 4 percent, behind 20 last year, and 10 average. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat condition was rated at 78 percent fair to good, the same as the previous week. Cotton planted was estimated at 12 percent complete, one point above the previous week. The wet weather conditions delayed planting of row crops in the central and eastern parts of the state. 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 44%     +1%
Kansas       52%     +1%
Texas         42%     +0%

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

Oklahoma   15%     -2%
Kansas         16%     -1%
Texas           15%     +0%



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