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Wheat Harvest in OK Nears the Halfway Mark This Week as Crop's Condition Remains Relatively Strong

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:10:47 CDT

Wheat Harvest in OK Nears the Halfway Mark This Week as Crop's Condition Remains Relatively Strong The United States Department of Agriculture in its weekly Crop Progress Report indicated that the US corn crop is now 96 percent planted versus the average trade guess this week of 95 percent. The corn crop is also 89 percent emerged this week, just below the tradeís guess of 90 percent. Last year at this time, the crop was 100 percent planted and 100 percent emerged. The five-year average for planting is also 100 percent. Cornís crop conditions have declined since last week, now reported at 56 percent good to excellent and compared to 77 percent the same time last year, reflecting the abundant accumulation of moisture over the last few days. The situation across the Corn Belt can best be illustrated by Illinois, expected to log roughly 1.5 million prevent plant acres this year. Meanwhile, the US soybean crop is now 85 percent planted, a little lower than the average trade guesses of 90 percent. According to the USDA, 71 percent of the crop has emerged. Comparatively, 100 percent of the crop was planted this time last year and 94 percent of it was emerged. Historically, the crop has generally been at 97 percent planted around this time based on the five-year average. At present, the crop is at 54 percent good to excellent condition. This is the USDAís first time to report soybeanís condition for the year. Last year, the crop was at 73 percent good to excellent condition by this time.

Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending on June 23, 2019.

Across the Southern Plains -

Here in Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 43 percent, down 46 points from the previous year and down 35 points from normal. Wheatís condition this week rates 11 poor to very poor, 28 fair and 61 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 86 percent, down 14 points from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 82 percent, down 16 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Corn silk reached 7 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Cornís condition this week rates 7 poor, 17 fair and 76 percent good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 62 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 18 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 5 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Sorghum condition is rated 1 poor to very poor, 12 fair and 87 percent good to excellent. Soybeans planted reached 52 percent, down 34 points from the previous year and down 24 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 24 percent, down 47 points from the previous year and down 38 points from normal. Soybeanís condition rates 11 poor to very poor, 51 fair and 38 good to excellent. Cotton planted reached 91 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Cotton squaring reached 15 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Cottonís condition rates 1 poor to very poor, 20 fair and 79 percent good to excellent. Pasture and range condition rates 73 percent good to excellent.

To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 28 fair, 43 good, and 13 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 92 percent, behind 97 last year. Mature was 47 percent, well behind 82 last year. Harvested was 5 percent, well behind 48 last year and 36 for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 37 fair, 43 good, and 7 excellent. Corn emerged was 92 percent, behind 100 last year and 98 average. Silking was 3 percent, behind 12 last year and 9 average. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 9 poor, 44 fair, 39 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans planted was 84 percent, behind 97 last year and 90 average. Emerged was 68 percent, well behind 90 last year, and behind 78 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 30 fair, 62 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum planted was 77 percent, behind 94 last year and 88 average. Headed was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 61 good, and 17 excellent.

To review the full Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

Finally, in Texas, winter wheat this week is reportedly 58 percent harvested, behind 70 last year and 72 the average. Wheatís condition is 18 excellent, 41 good, 38 fair and 3 poor to very poor. Corn emerged this week is at 94 percent compared to 99 last year and 98 the average. Silked is 52 percent this week, between 56 last year and 51 the average. Dough is rated 14 percent this week versus 32 last year and the normal rate of 28 percent. Cornís condition is 14 excellent, 57 good, 25 fair and 4 poor to very poor. Sorghum is 96 percent planted, on par with normal and just shy of last yearís 100 percent. Headed is 53 percent this week, near 57 last year and 52 on average. Coloring is at 32 this week, in line with normal but behind last year by 6 points. Sorghumís condition is 77 percent good to excellent, 20 fair and 3 percent poor to very poor. Cotton this week is at 95 percent planted, instep with both last yearís pace and the five-year average. Squaring is at 27 percent this week, ahead of 22 last year and normal by 8 points. Setting bolls has started, now at 4 percent for the week, trailing 10 last year and 7 percent on average. Cottonís condition rates 41 good to excellent, 34 fair and 27 poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week are 21 excellent, 52 good, 21 fair and 6 poor to very poor.

To review the full Texas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.



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