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Maturity Rates Jump Higher From Last Week While Winter Wheat Planting Continues to Progress

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:01:11 CDT

Maturity Rates Jump Higher From Last Week While Winter Wheat Planting Continues to Progress In the latest crop progress report released Monday, September 25, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition unchanged from a week ago, at 61 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor. Corn maturity nationwide jumped from 34 to 51 percent this week, still behind the five-year of 65 percent. Corn is 11 percent harvested across the nation, behind the average of 17 percent. The US soybean condition has improved slightly from last week, rated at 60 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Soybeans are up to 10 percent harvest nationally, lagging behind the average of 12 percent. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have fallen again this past week, rated at 9 percent very poor, 16 poor, 33 fair, 37 good and 5 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 16 percent, down 8 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Corn mature reached 73 percent, down 14 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 42 percent, down 9 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 53 percent, down 4 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 27 percent, down 1 point from normal. Cotton harvested reached 1 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 86 percent fair to good. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas winter wheat planted was 14 percent, near 18 last year, and behind 20 for the five-year average. Corn mature was 75 percent, near 79 last year and 76 average. Harvested was 29 percent, near 27 last year, but behind 35 average. Sorghum mature was 35 percent, behind 44 last year, but near 34 average. Harvested was 6 percent, near 9 last year and 7 average. Cotton harvested was 3 percent, equal to last year, and near 1 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 39 fair, 39 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, a storm hit the Plains with strong winds and hail damaging some fields and cooling temperature in the area. Precipitation in the Plains, the Trans-Pecos, South East Texas and the Upper Coast measured from 0.5 to 1.5 inches with isolated areas getting upwards to 2.5 inches of rain. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 33 percent complete, compared to 28 last year and 29 the average. Currently, 83 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature, above the average by 4. Corn harvested is up 1 point this week from last at 68 percent, ahead of the average by 3. Cotton harvested is at 21 percent, ahead of the average by 8. Sorghum in the state has reached 78 percent mature, equal to the five-year average. Meanwhile 72 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 6. Pasture and range conditions have decreased some this week, rated at 43 percent good to excellent statewide, 35 fair and 22 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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