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Wheat Condition Declines in Latest Crop Report, with Recent Freeze Damage Still Unaccounted For

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:04:36 CDT

Wheat Condition Declines in Latest Crop Report, with Recent Freeze Damage Still Unaccounted For In this week’s Crop Progress report released on Monday, April 9, 2018 the USDA rates the US wheat crop’s condition at 35 percent poor to very poor up 5 points from the previous week, 35 fair down 3 points from last week and 30 good to excellent down 2 points from the previous report. This week's report also offers planting data for several crops- including for cotton, sorghum and corn.

To view this complete report, click or tap here.


In Oklahoma, winter wheat’s condition is rated 57 percent poor to very poor up 11 points from the previous week, 33 fair down 12 points from last week and 10 good to excellent up just 1 point. Winter wheat jointing reached 57 percent, up 11 points from last week but behind normal by 14. Wheat headed is at just 1 percent complete this week, 6 behind this time last year and behind the average of 2. Canola’s condition is rated this week at 63 percent poor to very poor increasing from last week by 13, dropping 10 points last week in the fair category to 32 and down 3 points from last week at 5 percent good to excellent. Canola blooming reached 23 percent, up 7 points from last week and behind normal by 11 points. Corn planted reached 12 percent this week, up 8 points from last week but still trailing the average by 9 and last year by 3. Sorghum planted reached 1 percent this week, down 2 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 37 percent poor to very poor, 48 fair and 15 good to excellent. To view this complete report, click or tap here.


In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 13 percent very poor, 31 poor, 43 fair, 12 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointing was 13 percent, well behind 41 last year and 35 for the five-year average. Corn planting was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 7 average. To view this complete report, click or tap here.


In Texas, winter wheat is showing signs of water stress in the Southern Low Plains, while wheat seems to be improving in the Blacklands and East Texas. The state’s winter wheat crop this week rates 14 percent good to excellent up 9 points from last week, 26 fair up 1 point from the week before and 61 poor to very poor, up 2 points from a week ago. Wheat headed this week reached 17 percent, up from 11 the week prior, and behind 39 last year and 19 the average. Corn planted in Texas is at 58 percent this week, up 3 points from last week and 7 the average, but near last year at 59. Emerged is at 40 this week, up from 26 last week and 29 the average. Cotton planted is at 12 this week, ahead of the year before by 2 points and the average by 8. Sorghum planted is at 55 percent complete this week, ahead of last year by 3 and the average by 15 points. Range and pasture is currently rated at 36 good to excellent, 38 fair and 26 percent poor to very poor. To view this complete report, click or tap here.


Compared to a week ago- the Oklahoma Poor to Very Poor number is 11 points worse than the 46% poor to very poor- while the Kansas crop remained unchanged at 44% this week same as last, and the Texas crop declined by 2 percentage points (59% last week- 61% this week).




   

 

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