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Cold And Dry Conditions Showing Up In 2nd Round Of Crop Progress Reports

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:09:01 CDT

Cold And Dry Conditions Showing Up In 2nd Round Of Crop Progress Reports
In the weekly Crop Weather Report from the USDA, Oklahoma was cold and dry last week throughout the state and some parts haven’t seen rain in over 60 days. Overall, the precipitation for the week has been 30 percent above normal. According to OCS Mesonet, drought conditions were rated 12 percent abnormally dry to exceptional, up 1 point from the previous week. Statewide, temperatures averaged in the high 30’s, with the lowest recording of -2 degrees at Kenton on March 5th. The highest temperature was 77 degrees recorded at Mangum on March 9th. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to surplus. There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat jointing reached 5 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 76 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 89 percent good to fair.


Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress and Condition report for OK.




Last week started off cold and dry for Texas, but turned warmer late in the week. Precipitation ranged from trace amounts to 1.5 inches in North East Texas, the Blacklands, the Cross Timbers, the Northern Low Plains and the Trans-Pecos. Areas of North East Texas reported upwards of 3 inches. The rest of the state recorded little to no precipitation. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat in areas of the High Plains, the Southern Low Plains and the Edwards Plateau were still in need of moisture. Development of some small grains in the Cross Timbers was stunted by cold temperatures. Producers were applying fertilizer to small grains in the Blacklands. Livestock condition across the state was mostly fair to good. Cattle in the Blacklands were showing stress due to widely fluctuating temperatures. Producers in North East Texas were short on hay. Use of supplemental feed continued across much of the state. Pasture and range condition was rated 67 percent fair to good.


Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress and Condition report for Texas.




Kansas last week had 0.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 55 adequate, and 44 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 71 adequate, and 28 surplus. From the information avaliable, winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 40 fair, 43 good, and 8 excellent.


Click here for a complete look at this week’sUSDA Crop Progress and Condition report for Kansas.



   

 

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