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Corn, Soybean Conditions Maintaining as Pasture and Range Conditions Begin to Deteriorate in Southern Plains

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:31:52 CDT

Corn, Soybean Conditions Maintaining as Pasture and Range Conditions Begin to Deteriorate in Southern Plains The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report for this week on Monday, July 29, 2019 according to which the corn and soybean crops have managed to avoid any deterioration in their conditions since last week. Nationally, the US corn crop is rate at 58% good to excellent condition, better than the average trade guess for this week and an overall improvement from the prior week by one point. Last year at this time, corn’s good to excellent rating was at 72%. Corn silking is at 58% this week, well behind 90% last year at this time and the five-year average of 83%. Corn dough is at 13%, behind 35% last year and 23% on average. In Illinois, the corn crop condition improved by one point from 43% last week to 44% this week. Indiana’s crop improved by one point as well from 35% to 36%. Ohio’s corn crop deteriorated by one point from 35% to 34%, while Iowa’s improved by two points, from 63% to 65%. Meanwhile, the US soybean crop has been reported at 54% good to excellent, unchanged from last week and on par with the average trade guess. Last year, the US soybean crop was rated 70% good to excellent at this time. Illinois’ crop dropped this week from 45% good to excellent to 44%. Indiana remains unchanged at 36% good to excellent. Ohio’s crop is unchanged as well, still at 30% good to excellent this week. Nebraska’s crop increased from 73% to 74%, while Iowa’s crop condition fell from 64% to 62%. Soybeans blooming this week is rated 57% versus 85% last year and 79% the average. Setting pods is at 21% this week, compared to 58% last year and 45% on average. A shift in the ten-day forecast has raised concerns of a potential expanded period of dryness as the main weather concern for the near future.

Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week of July 29, 2019.

Across the Southern Plains -

In Oklahoma, cotton squaring is at 78% this week, behind 83% last year and 80% on average. Setting bolls is at 25% versus 34% last year and 33% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rates 73% good to excellent, 27% fair and 0% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed this week is reported at 22%, compared to 43% last year and 42% on average. Coloring is at 3%, well behind 18% last year and 15% on average. Sorghum’s condition is at 83% good to excellent, 16% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Finally, pasture and range condition this week in Oklahoma are reported at 5% poor to very poor, 29% fair and 66% good to excellent.

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

In Kansas, corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 31 fair, 46 good, and 11 excellent. Corn silking was 71 percent, well behind 91 last year, and behind 86 for the five-year average. Dough was 24 percent, well behind 47 last year, and behind 31 average. Dented was 2 percent, behind 9 last year, and equal to average. Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 39 fair, 44 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 40 percent, well behind 82 last year and 66 average. Setting pods was 12 percent, well behind 45 last year, and behind 28 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 7 excellent. Sorghum headed was 10 percent, well behind 36 last year, and behind 26 average. Coloring was 1 percent, near 3 last year, and equal to average. Cotton condition rated 8 percent very poor, 19 poor, 40 fair, 30 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 67 percent, well behind 91 last year, but near 64 average. Setting bolls was 15 percent, near 19 last year and 14 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 26 fair, 57 good, and 12 excellent.

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

Finally, across Texas, corn silked is at 89% this week, better than last year by one point and behind normal by two points. Dough is at 65%, near 70% last year and 68% on average. Dented is at 53%, behind both last year and normal by six points. Corn’s condition is rated 69% good to excellent, 27% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is at 83% this week, ahead of last year and normal by one. Setting bolls is at 34%, equal to both last year and normal. Bolls opening is at 10%, between 11% last year and 8% the average. Cotton’s condition is rated 59% good to excellent, 27% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed is at 79% this week, equal to this time last year and behind normal by four. Coloring is at 70%, same as last year and better than normal by six. Mature is at 45%, behind last year’s 58% and normal’s 53%. Harvested is at 38% this week, compared to 47% last year and 36% on average. Sorghum’s condition rates 73% good to excellent, 26% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Soybeans blooming is at 75%, versus 81% last year and 76% on average. Setting pods is at 48%, on par with normal but behind last year’s pace by two. Soybean’s condition is at 49% good to excellent, 37% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Pasture and range this week rates 53% good to excellent, 29% fair and 18% poor to very poor.

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

To sum up the current pasture and range condition here in the Southern Plains- here's the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:

Oklahoma   66%     -10%
Kansas         69%      -6%
Texas           53%      -5%

The drop in the poor to very poor categories are reflected below:

Oklahoma   5%      -2%
Kansas         5%      -1%
Texas           18%     -4%



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