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Oklahoma Nearly Halfway Done with Winter Wheat Planting as Crop Shows First Signs of Emergence

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:28:25 CDT

Oklahoma Nearly Halfway Done with Winter Wheat Planting as Crop Shows First Signs of Emergence According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, released Monday, October 01, 2018 the US corn crop has reached 86 percent maturity, well above 66 percent in 2017 and 71 percent on average. As of this week, 26 percent of the US corn crop has been harvested, 10 points above last year and nine points better than normal. Cornís condition this week is unchanged from the prior report at 69 percent good to excellent, 19 fair and 12 percent poor to very poor. The US soybean crop meanwhile is nearing the end of the dropping leaves stage at 83 percent, above 78 last year and ahead of 75 for the average. The US soybean harvest is estimated at 23 percent complete this week, just ahead of both last year and normal pace by three points. The current condition of the crop is unchanged from the previous week at 68 percent good to excellent, 22 fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.


Pasture and range conditions across the US have improved slightly this week now at 47 percent good to excellent on a nationwide basis, with 30 percent rated fair and 23 percent poor to very poor. Oklahomaís pasture and range conditions have followed suit, improving some this this week now up seven points at 50 percent good to excellent. Kansas did the opposite, declining by five points down to 45 percent good to excellent, while Texas is better by six this week rated at 47 percent good to excellent. Arizona creates a stark contrast in conditions at 71 percent poor to very poor, trailed by Colorado at 57 percent poor to very poor and New Mexico at 50 percent poor to very poor.


Click here to review the complete Crop Progress report release by the USDA on Monday, October 01, 2018.


Checking in on our three-state region here across the Southern Plains -


In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 41 percent, up 13 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 5 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Corn mature reached 87 percent, up 11 points from the previous year. Corn harvested reached 48 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 8 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 90 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Sorghum mature reached 57 percent, down 3 points from the previous year. Sorghum harvested reached 27 percent, down 5 points from the previous year. Cotton bolls opening reached 59 percent, up 4 points from the previous year. Cotton harvested reached 3 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from normal.


To review the complete Crop Progress report this week for Oklahoma, click here.


Winter wheat planted in Kansas was 41 percent, well ahead of 20 last year, and ahead of 32 for the five-year average. Emerged was 17 percent, ahead of 8 last year and 11 average. Corn condition rated 9 percent very poor, 16 poor, 28 fair, 39 good, and 8 excellent. Corn mature was 90 percent, ahead of 83 both last year and average. Harvested was 47 percent, ahead of 38 last year and 39 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 56 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 96 percent, near 93 last year and 95 average. Mature was 49 percent, near 46 last year and 48 average. Harvested was 10 percent, near 7 last year and 11 average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 25 fair, 60 good, and 14 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 64 percent, ahead of 48 last year and 46 average.


To review the complete Crop Progress report this week for Kansas, click here.


Finally, across Texas, small grain seeding continued in areas of the Northern High Plains, the Edwards Plateau, South Central Texas and South Texas. Army worms damaged newly emerged wheat in several areas. Some producers were harvesting cotton in the Blacklands and South Texas, while moisture levels were still too high to harvest in South East Texas, the Upper Coast and the Lower Valley. Bolls were opening in the Edwards Plateau and producers were applying defoliants in the Trans-Pecos and the Cross Timbers. Corn and soybean harvest continued in the Northern High Plains. Upper Coast rice harvest was stalled due to wet conditions.


To review the complete Crop Progress report this week for Texas, click here.




   

 

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