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Winter Wheat Harvest Winds Down Across Southern Plains, Attentions Turn to Summer Crops

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:58:14 CDT

Winter Wheat Harvest Winds Down Across Southern Plains, Attentions Turn to Summer Crops In the latest crop progress report released Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US soybean crop condition at 64 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 9 poor to very poor. The US corn condition is rated 68 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 53 percent complete, 3 points below this time last year and behind the average by 1 point. The condition for the US winter wheat crop rates 48 good to excellent, 35 fair, 17 poor to 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 95 percent, up 3 points from normal. Canola harvested reached 91 percent, down 5 points from normal. Corn silk reached 34 percent, down 5 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 10 percent, up 2 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 89 percent, up 5 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 80 percent, up 6 points from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 1 percent, down 2 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 40 percent, up 24 points from the previous year and up 17 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 87 percent fair to good. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 8 percent very poor, 14 poor, 31 fair, 40 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat mature was 96 percent. Harvested was 73 percent, near 76 last year and 72 for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 52 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 19 percent, behind 32 last year and 26 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 61 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 95 percent, near 91 last year, and ahead of 90 average. Blooming was 12 percent, ahead of 7 last year, and near 8 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 67 good, and 4 excellent. Sorghum planted was 97 percent, equal to last year, and near 96 average. Emerged was 87 percent. Headed was 3 percent, behind 10 last year, but equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 66 good, and 12 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, the 2017 wheat harvest was in the books for most of the state. Some areas of the Northern High Plains continues harvest between storms, now at 93 percent complete for the state as a whole, a 6 point increase from last week and above the 5-year average by 8 points. Cotton squaring is now 35 percent complete, ahead of the previous year by 9 and 4 the average. Cotton’s condition in Texas is currently 41 percent good to excellent, 43 fair, and 16 poor to very poor. Corn condition as we near harvest rates 70 percent good to excellent, 24 fair and 6 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state so far, is at 27 percent mature, 68 percent headed and only 12 percent harvested. Its condition is rated at 52 percent good to excellent, 46 percent fair, and 2 poor. Pasture conditions are rated at 56 percent good to excellent statewide, 34 fair and 10 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.





   

 

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