Farmers Continue to Play Catch Up with Corn and Soybean Planting as Prevent Plant Dates Pass ByMon, 10 Jun 2019 16:53:59 CDT
In its latest Crop Progress Report for the week ending June 9, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture indicated that the US corn and soybean crops are still behind the normal benchmark for this time of year. According to the report, producers have advanced the US corn crop planting from 67 percent a week ago, up to 83 percent. That is 16 percent short of the normal 99 percent achieved on average over the past five years. Of the “I” states, Iowa is leading despite the planting setbacks that have occurred this year from persistently wet conditions with 93 percent of its intended acres planted, just 7 points under its normal rate. Illinois is currently 73 percent complete with its planting, compared to 100 percent on average. Likewise, Indiana is typically 100 percent complete with planting by this time, but at present is only 67 percent complete. Ohio is the furthest behind schedule at just 50 percent complete with planting. Both Ohio and Indiana expect to see prevent plant acres well-above average this year, while Illinois prevent plant acres are likely to be scaled back as farmers have continued to plant passed prevent plant insurance dates. Nationwide, the US corn crop is 62 percent emerged, compared 93 percent both last year and for the five-year average. The US corn crop has a current condition of 9 poor to very poor, 32 fair and 59 percent good to excellent - 18 points lower than the good to excellent condition this time last year. The US soybean crop continues to run behind schedule in regard to its planting as well. At present, only 60 percent of the crop is planted versus 92 last year and 88 on average, though this is significantly higher than 39 percent as reported one week ago. Only 34 percent of the crop is emerged, barely half that of the average 73 percent and 81 percent last year.
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Across the Southern Plains -
In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 4 percent, down 39 points from the previous year and down 28 points from normal. Wheat’s condition this week rates 9 poor to very poor, 28 fair and 63 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 80 percent, down 20 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 70 percent, down 21 points from the previous year and down 20 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 42 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 46 percent, down 21 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 10 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 27 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 43 percent, down 36 points from the previous year and down 27 points from normal. Cotton’s condition this week rates 4 poor to very poor, 22 fair and 74 good to excellent. Pasture and range condition is rated at 5 percent poor to very poor, 19 fair and 76 percent good to excellent.
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In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 30 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Winter wheat headed is at 96 percent this week, compared to 98 last year and 99 the average. Coloring is at 49 percent, well behind 75 last year and 74 for the five-year average. Mature is at 2 percent, well behind 25 last year. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 39 fair, 42 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 89 percent, behind 98 last year and 97 average. Emerged was 73 percent, well behind 95 last year, and behind 90 average. Soybeans planted was 48 percent, well behind 88 last year and 69 average. Emerged was 24 percent, well behind 73 last year and 50 average. Sorghum planted was 25 percent, well behind 64 last year and 50 average. Cotton condition rated 13 percent very poor, 15 poor, 40 fair, 31 good, and 1 excellent. Cotton planted was 76 percent, behind 89 last year, but near 72 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 56 good, and 17 excellent.
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Finally, across Texas, winter wheat is 27 percent harvested, versus 55 percent last year and 42 the five-year average. Wheat’s condition rates 5 percent poor to very poor, 27 fair and 68 percent good to excellent. Corn emerged in Texas is at 86 percent, below 94 last year and the average. Silked is at 45 percent, between 48 last year and 42 the average. Sorghum planted reached 90 percent this week, which is normal, but 9 points shy of the previous year’s rate. Headed is 44 percent, near 49 last year and 40 the average. Coloring hit 17 this week, between 18 last year and 15 the average. Sorghum’s condition rates 28 fair and 72 percent good to excellent. Cotton in Texas is currently 67 percent planted, well-behind 85 last year and 82 the average. Squaring is at 13 percent this week, compared to 14 last year and 11 the average. Cotton’s condition is currently 19 poor to very poor, 47 fair and 34 good to excellent. Pasture and rangeland in Texas rates 7 percent poor to very poor, 22 fair and 71 percent good to excellent.
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