Over Three Fourths of the Oklahoma Wheat Crop Remains in Poor to Very Poor Condition- but Topsoil and Subsoil Moisture Improves in FebruaryMon, 26 Feb 2018 18:50:20 CST
The final monthly crop weather update of the winter season shows that for both the Oklahoma and Kansas winter wheat crops that there was little difference in the condition of the winter wheat from the end of January to the end of February. However, in Oklahoma, there was a substantial improvement in the topsoil and subsoil moisture ratings from January 28th to February 25th- offering hope that in at least some parts of Oklahoma- improvement may come in the next few weeks in crop and pasture ratings.
Topsoil moisture in Oklahoma was rated 83% sort to very short at the end of January- here at the end of February the rains of the last 7 to 10 days have improved that number to 50% short to ver short. The rains have soaked in well- with Subsoil ratings at the end of January at 93% short to very short- improving by the 25th of February to 73% short to very short.
The Oklahoma winter wheat crop is rated, as of February 25th, 4% good, 18% fair and 78% poor to very poor. That's a tiny one percent better in the "Fair" category compared to the end of January. In Kansas the crop is rated 1% excellent, 11% good, 39% fair and 49% poor to very poor, as of February 25th. The Kansas rating is actually a couple of percentage points down in the good category with those points slipping into the Fair rating.
The Oklahoma Canola crop is also about the same from January to February- the latest update shows the crop is 3% Good, 39% Fair and 58% Poor to Very Poor. The Canola crop at the end of January actually had 3% in Excellent shape- and those percentage points have slid backwards to where the poor to very poor increased a total of three points.
Pasture ratings now stand at 14% in Good condition in Oklahoma, 38% in Fair condition and 48% in poor to very poor condition- which is not much different than the January numbers.
Your can review the complete Oklahoma Crop Weather Summary for February by clicking or tapping here.
You can review the complete Kansas Crop Weather Summary for February by clicking or tapping here.
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