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US Wheat Crop Shows First Signs of Heading as Corn Planting Gets Underway, According to USDA

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:38:29 CDT

US Wheat Crop Shows First Signs of Heading as Corn Planting Gets Underway, According to USDA The USDA gave industry stakeholders its first look at the 2019 US corn crop in it’s second Crop Progress Report for the year, in addition to the US winter wheat crop’s first signs of heading. On Monday, April 08, 2019, the USDA Crop Progress indicated that the corn planting has officially started with 2 percent complete nationwide at this early juncture in the season, on par with the same time last year and the five-year average. The US winter wheat crop meanwhile is reportedly at 3 percent headed, same as the previous year and behind the average by 1 point with a condition rating of 9 poor to very poor, 31 fair and 60 percent good to excellent - a four-point improvement from last week and doubly better than last year at this time.

Click here to review the complete US Crop Progress Report release by the USDA on Monday, April 08, 2019.

Across the Southern Plains -

In Oklahoma, winter wheat jointing reached 56 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 11 points from normal. Wheat’s condition in Oklahoma this week rates 4 poor to very poor, 20 fair and 76 percent good to excellent. Canola blooming reached 20 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 11 points from normal. Canola’s condition this week rates 2 poor to very poor, 33 fair and 65 percent good to excellent. Cotton planted reached 2 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Corn planted reached 4 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Pasture and range condition rates 10 poor to very poor, 33 fair and 57 good to excellent - a 42 percent lead over this last year in the good to excellent rating.

To review Oklahoma’s complete crop progress report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, according to limited information, winter wheat’s condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 34 fair, 47 good and 11 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 11 percent, behind last year by 2 points and well behind 35 the average. This week, wheat is 15 percent headed, well ahead of normal which is typically not even on the chart at this time. Corn planted was 2 percent, equal to last year, and near 6 for the five-year average.

To review this week’s complete crop progress report for Kansas, click here.

Finally, across Texas this week, the state’s wheat crop is rated 19 poor to very poor, 34 fair and 47 percent good to excellent. Wheat headed this week reached 16 percent, double what it was a week ago and just ahead of the previous year by 1 point but lagging the average by 2 points. Corn planted in Texas is at 53 percent this week, 5 below last year and 2 ahead of the five-year average. Emerged is reported at 32 this week, 6 short of last year and 4 points better than the average. Cotton planted in Texas is at 9 percent this week, behind 12 last year and ahead of 8 the average. Sorghum planted is at 47 percent, compared to 53 last year and 41 the average. Pasture and range conditions for Texas this week are at 18 poor to very poor, 40 fair and 42 good to excellent - 6 points better in terms of its good to excellent rating than this time last year.

To review this week’s complete crop progress report for Texas, click here.



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