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Significant Progress Made in One Week's Time Though US Corn Planting Still Lags Its Normal Pace

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:28:15 CDT

Significant Progress Made in One Week's Time Though US Corn Planting Still Lags Its Normal Pace The United State Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report Monday, April 29, 2019, according to which the US corn crop gained some significant ground in terms of planting over the past week, but still remains behind its normal pace. The US soybean crop is in a similar situation, still behind its normal pace of planting, though still with enough time in the planting window to get this year's crop in the ground. The US winter wheat crop, still doing well though marginally behind its typical rate of development in most cases on a state-by-state basis. The US corn crop this week is 15 percent complete with planting, up from 6 last week but behind the five-year average of 27 percent. The US corn crop is just starting to show signs of emergence across parts of the country at 3 percent emerged currently, just behind the average rate of 5 percent for this time of year. In the "I" states, Illinois is most concerning at just 9 percent complete in planting, compared to its average of 43 percent. Indiana is at 2 percent, compared to 17 the average and Iowa faring the best at 21 percent, just behind 26 the average. At present, planting seems to be roughly on schedule in the south and western Cornbelt, while precipitation from Illinois on east, has hindered progress. The trade, however, seems confident this crop will still have enough time to get in the ground. Worries over the slow rate of soybean planting still a bit premature at this point, but currently figures have the US bean crop at just 3 percent complete versus 6 percent on average. The US wheat crop is reportedly 19 percent headed nationwide with a condition this week of 8 percent poor to very poor, 28 fair and 64 percent good to excellent.

Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, April 29, 2019.

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

In Oklahoma, winter wheat jointing reached 91 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Winter wheat headed reached 37 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 23 points from normal. Winter wheat's condition this week rates 2 poor to very poor, 19 fair and 79 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 33 percent, down 1 point from the previous year. Corn emerged reached 10 percent, down 9 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 8 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 6 percent. Cotton planted reached 6 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Pasture and range condition is rated at 6 poor to very poor, 30 fair and 64 percent good to excellent.

For a look at the complete report for Oklahoma, click here.

In Kansas, limited information indicates that Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 48 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 64 percent, ahead of 50 last year, but behind 75 average. Headed was 4 percent, near 2 last year, but behind 22 average. Corn planted was 31 percent, ahead of 25 last year, but behind 36 average. Emerged was 3 percent, near 5 last year, and behind 14 average. Soybeans planted was 2 percent, equal to both last year and the five-year average.

For a look at the complete report for Kansas, click here.

Finally in Texas, winter wheat is 64 percent headed, behind 68 last year and 65 the average. Wheat's condition this week rates15 excellent, 46 good, 29 fair and 10 percent poor to very poor. Corn planted reached 65 percent complete this week, on par with the average but 4 points behind last year's pace. Emerged is at 55 this week, ahead of 50 last year and 53 the five-year average. Corn's condition is at 12 excellent, 55 good, 30 fair and 3 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum planted is at 65 percent complete, behind 81 last year and 66 the average. Headed is at just 1 percent this week, behind 5 last year and 2 the average. It's condition this week rates 15 excellent, 57 good, 27 fair and 1 poor to very poor. Cotton planted is at 13 percent complete this week, behind last year's 15 and equal to the average. Range and pasture in Texas is currently rated 8 percent excellent, 48 good, 34 fair and 10 poor to very poor.

For a look at the complete report for Texas, click here.



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