Concerning Conditions in OK's Wheat Crop See Slight Improvement in this Week's Crop ReportMon, 12 Mar 2018 16:05:18 CDT
According to this week’s Crop Progress Report released by USDA on Monday, March 12, 2018, winter wheat conditions in Oklahoma improved slightly rated currently at 27 percent very poor down from 36 percent the previous week, 45 percent poor up from 41, 21 fair up from 17 and 7 percent good to excellent up from 6 percent. Winter wheat jointing reached 13 percent, down 7 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Canola blooming reached 4 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. The state’s canola crop is rated this week at 26 very poor, 34 poor, 27 fair and 13 percent good to excellent. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 10 percent very poor, 31 poor, 39 fair and 20 percent good to excellent. For a look at this week’s complete crop progress report, click here.
Meanwhile, winter wheat’s condition in Kansas is rated this week at 15 percent very poor, 35 poor, 37 fair, 12 good, and 1 excellent. For a look at this week’s complete crop progress report, click here.
Finally, in Texas, the lack of rain has continued to impede optimal growing conditions for small grain crops across the Plains while cotton planting is just getting underway in areas of the Lower Valley and South Texas. Corn and sorghum planting also progressing in South Texas, the Upper Coast, and the Coastal Bend. Wheat’s condition in Texas is rated this week at 13 percent good to excellent, 34 fair, 23 poor and 30 very poor. Corn planted is up 15 points from last week, currently at 26 percent complete, ahead of last year by 2 and the average by 8. Sorghum planted rates at 18 percent complete, up just 1 percent from last week, but on par with this time last year and ahead of the average by 7 points. Range and pasture conditions rate this week, 29 percent good to excellent, 37 fair, 25 poor and 9 percent very poor. For a look at this week’s complete crop progress report, click here.
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