More Than Half of the National Winter Wheat Crop is in Good Condition for the Year's First USDA National Crop Progress ReportMon, 01 Apr 2019 19:44:23 CDT
The first U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report this year rates 56 percent of the national winter wheat crop in Good-Excellent condition, 35 percent Fair, 9 percent Poor-Very Poor. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report from April 1st, click here.
In the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat jointing reached 42 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Winter wheat crop conditions fell down from last week to 69 percent Good-Excellent, 27 percent Fair, and increasing to 4 percent in Poor-Very Poor.
Canola blooming reached 15 percent, unchanged from the previous year. Rye jointing reached 35 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Oats jointing reached 16 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 3 points from normal.
Pasture and range improved from last week, half of the crop is in Good-Excellent condition, 35 percent Fair, and 15 percent Poor-Very Poor. Livestock condition was rated 69 percent Good-Excellent, 26 percent Fair, 5 percent Poor, and none Very Poor. Click here for the full Oklahoma report.
For our neighbors to the North, corn planting made a blip on the radar. Kansas corn planted was 1 percent, equal to last year, and near 2 for the five-year average. Winter wheat condition held near steady from last week; rated 55 percent Good-Excellent, 36 Fair, 9 Poor-Very Poor. Winter wheat jointed was 2 percent. Click here for the Kansas report.
Alfalfa weevils were spotted in areas of the Trans-Pecos down South over the last 7 days and spinach harvest continues. Wheat conditions are improving in Texas; 41 percent Good-Excellent, 41 Fair, and dropping down to18 in the Poor-Very Poor.
Livestock condition across the state remained mostly fair to good. Range and pasture rated 41 percent Good-Excellent, 40 Fair, 19 Poor-Very Poor. Click here for the full Texas report.
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