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Wheat Harvest Wraps Up in the Southern Plains as US Corn, Soybean Crop Exceed Normal Progress

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:20:24 CDT

Wheat Harvest Wraps Up in the Southern Plains as US Corn, Soybean Crop Exceed Normal Progress The US Department of Agriculture released Monday, July 02, 2018 its latest Crop Progress report according to which the US corn crop is denoted as being 17 percent complete in its silking stage, above 9 last year and 8 for the five-year average, with a current condition rating this week of 6 percent poor to very poor, 18 fair and 76 percent good to excellent. Meanwhile, 27 percent of the national soybean crop is reported to be blooming, well ahead of both the previous year at 17 percent and the five-year average of 13 percent, with a condition rating currently of 6 percent poor to very poor, 23 fair and 71 good to excellent. Winter wheat’s condition across the US stands this week at 34 percent poor to very poor, 29 fair and 37 percent good to excellent with 51 percent of the crop harvested at this time, on par with this time last year and just ahead of the five-year average by 2.

Click or tap here to view the complete USDA Crop Progress report, released Monday, July 02, 2018.

Looking at our three-state region across the Southern Plains this week -

In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 98 percent this week, up 4 points from the previous year. Wheat’s condition in Oklahoma rates this week at 62 percent poor to very poor, 28 fair and 10 good to excellent. Corn silk reached 29 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and the average. Sorghum planted reached 88 percent, down 8 points from the previous year and 3 from the average. Sorghum headed reached 11 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and 4 from the average. Sorghum’s condition rates 4 poor to very poor, 32 fair and 64 percent good to excellent. Soybeans planted reached 93 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and 12 from the average. Soybeans emerged reached 82 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and 12 for the average. Soybeans blooming reached 4 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and the average. Soybean condition in Oklahoma rates this week at 10 poor to very poor, 22 fair and 68 good to excellent. Cotton squaring reached 25 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and even with the average. Cotton setting bolls reached 4 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Cotton’s condition is 23 poor to very poor, 29 fair and 48 good to excellent. Conditions of pasture and range are rated at 15 percent poor to very poor, 37 fair and 48 good to excellent.

For the full Oklahoma Crop Progress report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 16 percent very poor, 30 poor, 37 fair, 15 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat mature was 97 percent, near 94 last year. Harvested was 71 percent, near 69 last year, and ahead of 63 for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 32 fair, 46 good, and 7 excellent. Corn silking was 30 percent, ahead of 17 last year and 19 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 37 fair, 49 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans emerged was 97 percent, near 94 last year, and ahead of 88 average. Blooming was 20 percent, ahead of 11 last year and 6 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 31 fair, 57 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum headed was 5 percent, near 3 both last year and average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 29 fair, 61 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton squaring was 38 percent, well ahead of 8 last year and 11 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 19 poor, 41 fair, 30 good, and 4 excellent.

For the full Kansas Crop Progress report for this week, click here.

And across Texas, wheat harvest is winding down in the High Plains with some producers in the Edwards Plateau getting their fields ready for planting small grains, while Dryland cotton in the meantime had little emergence in the High Plains this week, unlike irrigated cotton which continued to progress. Winter wheat condition in Texas this week rates 50 percent poor to very poor, 31 fair and 19 percent good to excellent. Wheat harvest reached 80 percent this week, near the average of 83 and behind last year by 12. Meanwhile, 59 percent of the corn crop in Texas is currently silking, near last year’s 62 and the average of 60. Corn dough reached 49 percent this week, ahead of last year by 2 and the average by 7. Dented is at 30 percent complete this week, behind last year by 4 and ahead of the average by 3. Sorghum’s condition this week rates 38 percent poor to very poor, 38 fair and 24 percent good to excellent, with 60 percent of the crop headed, 50 percent at the coloring stage, 33 percent mature and just 9 percent harvested this week. Finally, cotton is 31 percent squaring this week, down from last year by 3 and 3 ahead of normal. Setting bolls is at 13 percent currently, trailing last year by 1 and 4 more than normal, with a condition rating this week at 36 percent poor to very poor, 39 fair and 25 good to excellent.

For the full Texas Crop Progress report for this week, click here.



   

 

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