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Wheat Harvest Coming in a Bit Slower Than Expected, As US Corn Planting Just About Wrapped Up

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 18:35:42 CDT

Wheat Harvest Coming in a Bit Slower Than Expected, As US Corn Planting Just About Wrapped Up According to the USDA Crop Progress Report for this week, released Monday, June 04, 2018 - the US corn crop is rated at 78 percent good to excellent, 19 fair and 3 percent poor to very poor. Corn planted has reached 97 percent complete and emerged is slightly above average at 86 percent. The US soybean crop condition rates 75 percent good to excellent, 21 fair and 4 poor to very poor. Soybean planted reached 87 percent complete this week, well above the average of 75, while emerged is also ahead of schedule at 68 percent complete, compared to 52 for the five-year average. Meanwhile, the US wheat harvest continues this week in the Southern Plains with this year’s harvest reported at 5 percent complete, just 1 point ahead of the average but 4 points behind last year. The winter wheat crop’s condition nationwide this week rates 37 good to excellent, 28 fair and 35 poor to very poor.

Click here for a look at this week’s complete US Crop Progress Report.

In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 7 percent, down 2 points from normal. Wheat’s condition rates this week at 11 percent good to excellent, 26 fair and 63 poor to very poor. Canola coloring reached 90 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Canola harvested reached 1 percent. Corn emerged reached 89 percent, up 4 points from the previous year. Sorghum planted reached 51 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Soybeans planted reached 58 percent, up 17 points from the previous year. Soybeans emerged reached 30 percent, up 5 points from the previous year. Cotton planted reached 60 percent, down 7 points from the previous year but up 10 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 82 percent good to fair.

Click here for a look at this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rates 16 percent very poor, 33 poor, 35 fair, 15 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 96 percent, near 99 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Coloring was 48 percent, behind 59 last year, but ahead of 43 average. Mature was 3 percent. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 36 fair, 48 good, and 10 excellent. Corn planted was 97 percent, ahead of 89 last year, and near 94 average. Emerged was 90 percent, ahead of 74 last year and 80 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 37 fair, 52 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was 79 percent, well ahead of 56 last year and 50 average. Emerged was 61 percent, well ahead of 37 last year and 31 average. Sorghum planted was 36 percent, ahead of 23 last year and 28 average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 34 fair, 64 good, and 2 excellent. Cotton planted was 77 percent, ahead of 59 last year, and well ahead of 48 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 18 poor, 44 fair, 30 good, and 2 excellent.

Click here for a look at this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Kansas.

Finally, in Texas, wheat harvest continued in the Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands and South Central Texas. Hot temperatures were rapidly ripening wheat in the Northern High Plains and the Edwards Plateau, while cotton planting was underway in the Plains. Wheat harvest this week in Texas is at 35 percent complete, ahead of normal by 11 points and below last year by 18 points. Winter wheat’s condition in Texas rates this week at 16 percent good to excellent, 26 fair and 58 percent poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition decreased from last week and was mostly rated fair to poor.

Click here for a look at this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Texas.

Oklahoma’s wheat crop was no worse for wear this week compared to last, while the crop in both Kansas and Texas saw some deterioration in its conditions in this week’s report. Oklahoma’s crop so no change from last week, still at 63 percent poor to very poor. The Kansas crop meanwhile declined by 1 percentage point from 48 percent last week to 49 percent poor to very poor this week. And in Texas, the crop’s condition fell from 54 percent poor to very poor last week to 58 percent this week.



   

 

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