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A Drier Week Helps Farmers Wrap Up Planting, While Oklahoma's Wheat Harvest Continues North

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:21:54 CDT

A Drier Week Helps Farmers Wrap Up Planting, While Oklahoma's Wheat Harvest Continues North In the latest crop progress report released Monday, June 5, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rates the US corn crop condition at 68 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair, 5 percent poor and 1 percent very poor. Soybean planted nationally is at 83 percent, up 1 point from last year and 4 points above the five-year average. The US winter wheat crop currently is 10 percent harvested, 8 points ahead of this time last year and 3 points above the five-year average. The condition of the US winter wheat crop is rated at 49 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair, 11 percent poor and 4 percent very poor. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat harvested reached 25 percent, up 4 points from normal. Canola coloring reached 95 percent, up 2 points from normal. Canola harvested reached 35 percent. Corn emerged reached 86 percent, down 2 points from normal. Corn silk reached 3 percent. Sorghum planted reached 53 percent, unchanged from normal. Soybeans seeded reached 43 percent, down 7 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 26 percent, down 6 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 71 percent, up 22 points from the previous year and up 20 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 85 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 9 percent very poor, 17 poor, 31 fair, 37 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 62 percent, near 66 last year, but ahead of 53 for the five-year average. Mature was 7 percent. Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 30 fair, 56 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 90 percent, behind 97 last year and 96 average. Emerged was 76 percent, behind 86 both last year and average. Soybeans planted was 59 percent, ahead of 40 last year, and near 57 average. Emerged was 39 percent, ahead of 23 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 65 good, and 17 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, wheat harvest was in full swing across the Plains and nearing completion in areas of the state. Winter wheat condition is 36 percent good to excellent, 49 percent fair, 15 percent poor and 1 percent very poor. Winter wheat harvested is at 58 percent, up 43 points from last year and 35 points above the five-year average. Cotton condition is rated at 53 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair, and 8 percent poor, while at 73 percent planted. Corn condition in Texas rates at 79 percent good to excellent, 16 percent fair, and 5 percent poor to very poor. Pasture condition varied greatly throughout the state, depending on recent rainfall. 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   40%       -9%
Kansas         40%       -4%
Texas           36%       +0%

The decrease in the poor to very poor categories can be attributed to drier week that has improved slightly the overall condition of the crop in the region:

Oklahoma     8%      -5%
Kansas         26%      +2%
Texas           15%      -3%



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