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US Corn, Soybean Development Continues to Gap Normal Progress as Late Summer Weather Erodes Pasture and Range Conditions

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 18:29:03 CDT

US Corn, Soybean Development Continues to Gap Normal Progress as Late Summer Weather Erodes Pasture and Range Conditions The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report for this week on Monday, August 05, 2019. According to the report, the US corn crop is at 57% good to excellent condition versus 58% last week and 71% last year. Corn is reportedly 78% silking this week compared to 58% last week and 93% the five-year average. Corn is 23% doughing, well-behind last yearís 54% and the average of 42%. Soybeans are holding steady this week at 54% good to excellent condition versus 54% last week and 67% last year. Soybeans blooming reached 72% this week, still a stretch from 91% last year and 87% the average. Soybeans setting pods came in at 37% versus 21% last year and 63% the five-year average. Pasture and range conditions have deteriorated some since last week across the US. Land in good to excellent condition dropped by 6% from last week down to 58%. The poor to very poor rating climbed up 3 points to 13%. Compared to the previous year, though, the situation is much more positive. At this time last year, only 40% of pasture and rangeland was considered in good to excellent condition. Meanwhile, 30% of the land was in poor to very poor condition. At present, California is considerably in the worst condition with 65% of its pasture and rangeland in poor to very poor condition, followed by New Mexico (53%) and Oregon (32%).


To review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report released Monday, August 05, 2019 for this week, click here.


Across the Southern Plains -


In Oklahoma, cotton squaring is at 94% this week, up 6 points from last year. Setting bolls is at 40% versus 44% last year and 46% on average. Cottonís condition this week rates 60% good to excellent, 36% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Corn Silked reached 78%, versus 92% last year and 91% on average. Corn Dough reached 35%, compared to 53% last year and 52% on average. Corn's condition is at 77% good to excellent, 19% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed this week is reported at 30%, compared to 55% last year and 54% on average. Coloring is at 6%, well behind 28% last year and 24% on average. Sorghumís condition is at 75% good to excellent, 24% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Finally, pasture and range condition this week in Oklahoma are reported at 7% poor to very poor, 38% fair and 55% 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, 10 poor, 33 fair, 46 good, and 8 excellent. Corn silking was 85 percent, behind 95 last year and 93 for the five-year average. Dough was 39 percent, well behind 63 last year, and behind 50 average. Dented was 9 percent, behind 21 last year, and equal to average. Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 7 poor, 41 fair, 44 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 56 percent, well behind 88 last year and 77 average. Setting pods was 22 percent, well behind 61 last year and 43 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 27 fair, 58 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 26 percent, well behind 55 last year, and behind 44 average. Coloring was 3 percent, near 6 last year, and equal to average. Cotton condition rated 9 percent very poor, 20 poor, 37 fair, 31 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 78 percent, behind 95 last year, but near 75 average. Setting bolls was 26 percent, behind 32 last year, and equal to average. Pasture and range conditions this week are reported at 6% poor to very poor, 24% fair and 70% good to excellent.


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


Finally, across Texas, corn silked is at 95% this week, ahead of last year by three point and behind normal by one points. Dough is at 74%, behind 84% last year and 78% on average. Dented is at 62%, behind last year by 7 points, and on par with the average. Cornís condition is rated 63% good to excellent, 33% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is at 94% this week, ahead of last year by 5 points and normal by 3. Setting bolls is at 50%, ahead of last year by 5 points and equal to normal. Bolls opening is at 14%, same as last year and 3 points ahead of the average. Cottonís condition is rated 46% good to excellent, 36% fair and 18% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed is at 82% this week, behind last year by 3 normal by 4. Coloring is at 71%, behind last year by 3 points and nornal by 4. Mature is at 63%, ahead of last yearís 60% and normalís 60%. Harvested is at 45% this week, compared to 56% last year and 42% on average. Sorghumís condition rates 68% good to excellent, 25% fair and 7% poor to very poor. Soybeans blooming is at 79%, versus 93% last year and 84% on average. Setting pods is at 60%, behind last year and normal by 3. Soybeanís condition is at 44% good to excellent, 42% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Pasture and range this week rates 40% good to excellent, 36% fair and 24% 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    55%     -11%
Kansas        70%      +1%
Texas           40%      -13%


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


Oklahoma    7%      +2%
Kansas         6%      +1%
Texas           24%    +6%



   

 

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