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US Wheat Harvest Still Less Than Halfway Done as July Kicks Off, Corn Planting Finally Completed

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 19:10:56 CDT

US Wheat Harvest Still Less Than Halfway Done as July Kicks Off, Corn Planting Finally Completed The United States Department of Agriculture in its weekly Crop Progress Report indicated that the US winter wheat crop is 30 percent harvested as of this week, well-behind 50 last year at this time and 18 percent below the average progress made over the past five years. Wheatís condition is slightly higher this week nationwide compared to last week, up 2 points to 63 percent good to excellent. The US corn crop meanwhile, is now 100 percent planted. The corn crop is also 94 percent emerged this week, versus 89 last week. 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. Meanwhile, the US soybean crop is now 92 percent planted compared to 99 percent last year. According to the USDA, 83 percent of the crop has emerged compared to 95 percent last year. At present, the crop is at 54 percent good to excellent condition. Last year, the crop was at 71 percent good to excellent condition by this time.



Click here to review the full USDA Crop Progress Report for the week ending on June 30, 2019.



Here in Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 72 percent, down 25 points from the previous year and down 20 points from normal. Wheatís condition this week rates 9 poor to very poor, 18 fair and 73 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 95 percent, down 5 points from the previous year. Corn emerged reached 86 percent, down 14 points from the previous year. Corn silk reached 23 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Cornís condition this week rates 9 poor to very poor, 8 fair and 83 good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 85 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Sorghum headed reached 9 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Sorghumís condition this week rates 1 low to very low, 7 fair and 92 good to excellent. Soybeans planted reached 66 percent, down 26 points from the previous year and down 16 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 35 percent, down 46 points from the previous year and down 38 points from normal. Soybeanís condition this week rates 10 poor to very poor, 39 fair and 51 good to excellent. Cotton planted reached 98 percent, down 1 point from the previous year. Cotton squaring reached 26 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Cottonís condition this week rate 0 poor to very poor, 15 fair and 85 good to excellent. Pasture and Range condition this week rate 5 poor to very poor, 18 fair and 77 good to excellent.



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



In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 29 fair, 41 good, and 14 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 98 percent. Mature was 76 percent, behind 95 last year. Harvested was 28 percent, well behind 68 last year and 61 for the five-year average. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 35 fair, 44 good, and 8 excellent. Corn emerged was 97 percent, near 100 last year and 99 average. Silking was 8 percent, well behind 28 last year, and behind 22 average. Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 44 fair, 40 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was 91 percent, behind 99 last year, and near 95 average. Emerged was 82 percent, behind 96 last year and 88 average. Blooming was 1 percent, behind 18 last year and 8 average. Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 62 good, and 6 excellent. Sorghum planted was 91 percent, behind 97 last year, and near 95 average. Headed was 3 percent, near 5 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 21 fair, 59 good, and 16 excellent.



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



Finally, in Texas, winter wheat this week is reportedly 81 percent harvested, ahead of 79 percent last year and behind the 82 the average. Wheatís condition is 18 excellent, 41 good, 38 fair and 3 poor to very poor. Corn emerged this week is at 99 percent compared to 100 last year and 100 the average. Silked is 71 percent this week, above 59 last year and 57 the average. Dough is rated 40 percent this week versus 47 last year and the normal rate of 41 percent. Cornís condition is 13 excellent, 56 good, 28 fair and 3 poor to very poor. Sorghum headed is 60 percent this week, on par with last year and 58 on average. Coloring is at 37 this week, behind last year at 48 and the average at 40. Sorghumís condition is 77 percent good to excellent, 23 fair and 0 percent poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is 29 percent this week, behind 30 last year and ahead of the average of 27. Setting bolls now at 7 percent for the week, trailing 13 last year and 10 percent on average. Cottonís condition rates 50 good to excellent, 31 fair and 25 poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week are 19 excellent, 53 good, 22 fair and 6 poor to very poor.



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





   






 

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