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Corn and Soybeans Lag Behind Their Harvest Averages, But Fair Weather Could Catch Things Up

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:39:58 CDT

Corn and Soybeans Lag Behind Their Harvest Averages, But Fair Weather Could Catch Things Up In the latest crop progress report released Monday, October 2, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition slightly better from a week ago, at 63 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Corn maturity nationwide jumped from 51 to 68 percent this week, still behind the five-year of 78 percent. Corn is 17 percent harvested across the nation, behind the average of 26 percent. The US soybean condition remains unchanged from last week, rated at 60 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Soybeans are up to 22 percent harvest nationally, lagging behind the average of 26 percent. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have dropped a little this past week, rated at 10 percent very poor, 16 poor, 33 fair, 36 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 30 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 2 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Corn mature reached 76 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 47 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 91 percent, down 3 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 61 percent, down 6 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 33 percent, down 5 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 55 percent, down 15 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 2 percent, up 2 points from the previous 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 21 percent, behind 37 last year and 39 for the five-year average. Emerged was 9 percent, near 11 last year, and behind 14 average. Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 13 poor, 31 fair, 39 good, and 12 excellent. Corn mature was 84 percent, behind 90 last year, and near 88 average. Harvested was 39 percent, behind 44 last year and 49 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 47 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 94 percent, near 98 last year and 93 average. Mature was 48 percent, behind 61 last year, and near 49 average. Harvested was 7 percent, behind 17 last year and 13 average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 32 fair, 55 good, and 9 excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 98 percent, near 96 last year, and equal to average. Bolls opening was 49 percent, equal to last year, and near 52 average. Harvested was 4 percent, equal to last year, and near 2 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 37 fair, 41 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas rainfall helped the early planted wheat and oats, but delayed seeding operations. Early planted wheat was emerging in the Southern Low Plains Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 40 percent complete, compared to 34 last year and 40 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 15 percent, below last year by 2 and equal to the average. Currently, 89 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature, ahead of both last year and the average by 4. Corn harvested is up 7 points this week from last at 75 percent, ahead of the average by 69. Cotton harvested is at 22 percent, ahead of the average by 6. Cotton’s condition is rated 52 good to excellent, 30 fair, 18 poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state has reached 80 percent mature, equal to last year and behind the five-year average by just 1. Meanwhile 73 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 5. Pasture and range conditions have decreased some this week, rated at 42 percent good to excellent statewide, 36 fair and 22 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   





 

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