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Corn and Soybean Harvest Chugging Along, Although Still Lagging Behind Normal Rates of Progress

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:38:54 CDT

Corn and Soybean Harvest Chugging Along, Although Still Lagging Behind Normal Rates of Progress In the latest crop progress report released Monday, October 16, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition slightly better from a week ago, at 65 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. Corn maturity nationwide climbed from 82 to 90 percent this week, still lagging the five-year of 94 percent. Corn is 28 percent harvested across the nation, well behind the average of 47 percent. The US soybean condition has remained mostly unchanged from last week, still rated at 61 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. Soybeans are up to 49 percent harvested nationally, trailing the average of 60 percent. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have moved some this past week, rated now at 9 percent very poor, 16 poor, 35 fair, 35 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 57 percent, down 19 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 35 percent, down 13 points from normal. Canola planted reached 84 percent, down 2 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 63 percent, down 17 points from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 63 percent, up 23 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 20 percent, down 2 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 87 percent, up 1 point from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 46 percent, down 8 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 91 percent, up 3 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 11 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 46 percent good to excellent, 46 fair, and 8 poor to very poor. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 42 percent, well behind 71 last year and 75 for the five-year average. Emerged was 25 percent, behind 44 last year, and well behind 46 average. Corn mature was 92 percent, behind 99 last year and 97 average. Harvested was 54 percent, well behind 74 last year, and behind 73 average. Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 37 fair, 39 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 93 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 87 average. Harvested was 34 percent, ahead of 25 last year, but near 36 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Sorghum mature was 75 percent, behind 88 last year, and near 78 average. Harvested was 13 percent, well behind 41 last year, and behind 32 average.
Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 27 fair, 60 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 72 percent, near 74 last year and 75 average. Harvested was 7 percent, equal to last year, and near 5 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 15 poor, 35 fair, 43 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, moisture conditions decreased throughout most of the state, while the warm weather aided cotton development and army worms reach treatment thresholds in small grain fields. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 66 percent complete, compared to 63 last year and 63 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 35 percent, ahead of last year by 3 and behind the average by 2. Currently, 95 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature, ahead of last year by 1 and the average by 3. Corn harvested is up 4 points this week from last at 80 percent, ahead of the average by 3. Cotton harvested is at 30 percent, ahead of the average by 8. Cotton’s condition is rated 54 good to excellent, 32 fair, 14 poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state has reached 89 percent mature, on par with last year and ahean of the average by 1. Meanwhile 79 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 7. Pasture and range conditions have improved some this week, rated at 44 percent good to excellent statewide, 36 fair and 20 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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