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Crops Continue a Slower Than Normal Rate of Progress in This Week’s USDA Crop Progress Report

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:07:30 CDT

Crops Continue a Slower Than Normal Rate of Progress in This Week’s USDA Crop Progress Report In the latest crop progress report released Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition down slightly from a week ago, now at 61 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean condition unchanged from last week, rated still at 61 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have remained near unchanged since last week, rated at 8 percent very poor, 13 poor, 32 fair, 40 good and 7 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma corn dough reached 93 percent, down 2 points from normal. Corn dent reached 83 percent, up 1 point from normal. Corn mature reached 27 percent, down 13 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 63 percent, up 2 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 27 percent, up 4 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 3 percent, down 4 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 89 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 8 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 90 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas winter wheat planted was 1 percent, equal to both last year and the five-year average. Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 30 fair, 42 good, and 12 excellent. Corn dough was 93 percent, near 94 last year and 96 average. Dented was 75 percent, near 78 last year, and equal to average. Mature was 30 percent, ahead of 24 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 3 percent, equal to last year, but behind 10 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 33 fair, 49 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 95 percent, near 99 last year and 94 average. Coloring was 46 percent, well behind 66 last year, and near 50 average. Mature was 5 percent, near 8 last year and 6 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 41 fair, 46 good, and 5 excellent. Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 34 fair, 53 good, and 4 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, field preparations for wheat neared completion in areas of the Plains, the Cross Timbers and the Edwards Plateau, while significant damage was also being reported to cotton unharvested prior to the passing of Hurricane Harvey in the Upper Coast and South Central Texas. Corn dough is rated 97 percent complete, trailing last year by 3 and ahead of the average by 2. Dented is rated 87 percent, ahead of last year by 6 and the average by 5. Currently, 66 percent of the crop Mature, equal to both this time last year and the average. Corn’s condition in Texas has remained unchanged since last week, still rated at 79 percent good to excellent, 18 fair, and 3 poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls is rated 95 percent complete, compared to 91 last week. Cotton bolls opening is rated this week at 21, behind last year by 6 and the average by 5. Cotton’s condition in Texas is currently 59 percent good to excellent, 28 fair, and 13 poor to very poor. Sorghum condition in the state has remained unchanged since last week still rated 78 percent good to excellent, 18 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor. 97 percent of the crop is headed, even to last year and ahead of the average by 1 point. 82 percent of the crop, meanwhile, has reached the coloring stage, advancing from the previous week by 2. This week, 72 percent is mature, while 61 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested. Pasture and range conditions have improved this week, rated at 51 percent good to excellent statewide, 37 fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.






   

 

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