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Cotton Setting Bolls and Corn Doughing Throughout Region in this Week's Crop Progress Report

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:30:12 CDT

Cotton Setting Bolls and Corn Doughing Throughout Region in this Week's Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Monday, July 31, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition at 61 percent good to excellent down 1 from a week ago, and unchanged in fair at 26 percent and up 1 at 13 poor to very poor. The US soybean condition is rated 59 percent good to excellent up 2 from a week ago, down 1 at 28 percent fair and improving by 1 point at 13 percent poor to very poor. Nationally, winter wheat harvest has reached 88 percent complete, even with this time last year and ahead of the average by 2 points. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have continued to decline slightly since last week, now at 9 percent very poor, 14 poor, 32 fair, 39 good and 6 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn silk reached 76 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal, while corn dough reached 30 percent, up 5 points from the previous year but down 11 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 45 percent, up 2 points from the previous. Sorghum coloring reached 26 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 11 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 90 percent, down 8 points from normal. Soybeans blooming reached 40 percent, up 5 points from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 22 percent, up 8 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 89 percent, up 14 points from the previous year and up 12 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 25 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 9 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, corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 31 fair, 47 good, and 9 excellent. Corn silking was 83 percent, behind 91 last year and the five-year average of 88. Dough was 31 percent, near 30 last year, but behind 38 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 41 fair, 48 good, and 3 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 73 percent, ahead of 67 last year and 63 average. Setting pods was 27 percent, near 28 last year and 23 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum headed was 26 percent, behind 44 last year, but near 28 average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 29 fair, 60 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton squaring was 60 percent, near 62 last year, and behind 69 average. Setting bolls was 21 percent, near 17 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, cotton had reached the squaring stage in the Northern High Plains and was blooming and setting bolls in the Southern Plains. Corn silking 95 percent complete, on par with last year and ahead of the average by 2. Corn dough is rated 62 percent complete, trailing last year by 5 and the average by 9. Cornís condition in Texas is rated 69 percent good to excellent, 26 fair, and 5 poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is now 83 percent complete, compared to 70 a week ago. Cotton setting bolls is rated 33 percent complete, compared to 26 last week. Cottonís condition in Texas is currently 44 percent good to excellent, 36 fair, and 20 poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state is rated 67 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor. 84 percent of the crop is headed, ahead of last year by 81 and on par with the average. 60 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 2. Pasture conditions are rated at 36 percent good to excellent statewide, 42 fair and 22 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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