Wheat Harvest Arrives in Kansas With 16 Percent of Crop Cut in Oklahoma While Millions of Acres of Corn and Soybeans Remain UnplantedTue, 18 Jun 2019 05:27:25 CDT
Monday, the USDA weekly Crop Progress report showed farmers had planted an estimated 92 percent of corn, and 77 percent of soybeans this spring. USDA reports 79 percent corn and 55 percent of soybeans have emerged. For this time of year, the five-year average shows corn plantings are usually finished with 93 percent of soybeans planted. Farmers are also behind normal progress when it comes to planting cotton- 89% planted this year versus the five year average of 94% and with Sorghum- 69% now in the ground versus the five year average of 81% by this date.
As for winter wheat, the USDA is reporting 14 percent of the 2019 crop has been harvested. That is only a third of the progress that was made in comparison to this time last year and 16 points lower than the normal pace. Here in southern plains, Texas has now harvested 42% of their crop, Oklahoma 16% and Kansas barely started with one percent harvested. Wheat’s condition this week nationwide rates 64 percent good to excellent, 27 fair and 9 percent poor to very poor - quite better than the condition of the previous crop during the 2018 harvest season.
To review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for this week, released Monday, June 17, 2019, click here.
U.S. farmers this year may not plant roughly eight million acres due to wet conditions. Industry analysts polled by Bloomberg News say farmers are expected to forgo planting on 2.2 million acres of soybeans, and 6.7 million acres of corn. The Midwest is facing another seven-day forecast of near-daily rain chances, continuing the wettest 12-month period on record. For soybeans, the 2.2. million unplanted acres are just below a 2.23-million-acre record set in 2015. Last week, the Department of Agriculture cut its corn planting and production forecast, but made no changes to soybeans, making note that there are still some windows of opportunity to plant soybeans.
In Oklahoma, wheat harvest continues to progress this week with 16 percent of the crop harvested, far from 70 a year ago at this time and 56 percent on average over the last five years. Wheat’s condition rates 8 poor to very poor, 23 fair and 69 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 85 percent, down 15 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 72 percent, down 20 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal. Corn silk reached 2 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Corn’s condition rates 74 percent good to excellent, 18 fair and 8 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum planted reached 53 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 49 percent, down 24 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 14 percent, down 43 points from the previous year and down 36 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 64 percent, down 28 points from the previous year and down 23 points from normal. Cotton’s condition this week rates 79 percent good to excellent, 19 fair and 2 percent poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition is rated at 77 percent good to excellent, 21 fair and 2 percent poor to very poor.
Click here to review this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.
In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 29 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 92 last year and 90 for the five-year average. Mature was 21 percent, well behind 59 last year. Harvested was 1 percent, behind 20 last year and 12 average. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 39 fair, 42 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 96 percent, near 99 both last year and average. Emerged was 83 percent, behind 99 last year and 96 average. Soybeans planted was 74 percent, behind 93 last year and 82 average. Emerged was 45 percent, well behind 83 last year and 65 average. Sorghum planted was 55 percent, well behind 84 last year, and behind 71 average. Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 12 poor, 52 fair, 32 good, and 2 excellent. Cotton planted was 91 percent, behind 96 last year, but ahead of 83 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 58 good, and 18 excellent.
Click here to review this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Kansas.
And finally across Texas, winter wheat harvest has reached 42 percent, compared to 64 percent last year and 56 the average. Wheat’s condition rates 18 excellent, 45 good, 31 fair and 5 poor to very poor. Corn emerged is at 90 percent this week, near 96 both last year and on average. Silked is at 50 percent, just behind 52 last year and above the average by 5. Corn’s condition this week rates 67 good to excellent, 27 fair and 6 percent poor to very poor. Sorghum planted is at 93 percent, equal to the average but 7 points behind last year’s pace. Headed is 50 percent, between 54 last year and 46 the average. Coloring is 26 percent this week versus 28 last year and 24 the average. Sorghum is rated 82 percent good to excellent, 16 fair and 2 poor to very poor. Soybean planted is at 90 percent, below last year by 4 and the average by 2. Emerged is 73 percent complete, trailing the previous year and the average by 11 and 13 points respectively. Blooming reached 21 percent, just shy of 23 last year and normal. Soybeans are rated 48 good to excellent, 41 fair and 11 poor to very poor. Cotton in Texas is rated 41 good to excellent, 39 fair and 20 poor to very poor with 86 percent of the crop planted compared to 94 last year and 91 on average. This week, 17 percent of the crop is squaring, same a last year and above normal by 3 points. Pasture and range in Texas this week rates 18 excellent, 52 good, 23 fair, 6 poor and 1 very poor.
Click here to review this week’s complete Crop Progress Report for Texas.
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