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Corn Silking has Reached 95% and Soybeans Blooming has Reached 90% this Week Nationally, Pasture and Range Conditions Steady this Week

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:24:18 CDT

Corn Silking has Reached 95% and Soybeans Blooming has Reached 90% this Week Nationally, Pasture and Range Conditions Steady this Week In the latest Crop Progress Report, released Monday, August 19, 2019 by the United States Department of Agriculture, it is indicated that both the US corn and soybean crops have declined in their overall condition since the last report. According to this week’s report, corn conditions reportedly declined by one point from last week, in line with the average trade guess, down to 56% good to excellent condition. This is quite a bit weaker compared to where the crop was a year ago at this time at 71%. Corn silking this week, has reached 95%, up five points from last week and two points above normal. Corn doughing is reportedly at 55%, versus 39% last week but still well-behind the five-year average of 76%. Corn denting this week is rated at 15%, versus 7% last week and approximately half of the normal rate compared to the five-year average of 30%. Meanwhile, the US soybean crop has declined in condition from 54% last week, down one point to 53% good to excellent. That’s nearly ten points below last year’s crop condition at this time last year when it was 67% good to excellent. Soybean blooming reached 90% this week, versus 82% last week and the average of 96%. Across the US, 68% of the soybean crop is setting pods, 14 points better than last week but below normal by 17 points. The trade will be comparing these numbers to the early findings of crop scouts on the ProFarmer Crop Tour this week, who have offered early reports of below average yield and immaturity in corn fields and low bean counts. Pasture and range conditions meanwhile have maintained relatively steady since last week, with a mere one-point increase in poor to very poor conditions. Good to excellent conditions have remained at 54% this week, nationwide.


Click or tap here for a look at the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for this week, released on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Across the Southern Plains -    


In Oklahoma, Corn silk reached 96%, down 3 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Corn dough reached 66%, down 15 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Corn dented reached 26%, down 12 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Corn’s condition this week rated 65% good to excellent, 31% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed reached 70%, down 5 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 20%, down 16 points from the previous year and down 20 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 2%, down 6 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated 66% good to excellent, 32% fair and 2% poor to very poor. Soybeans blooming reached 70%, down 10 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 22%, down 22 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Soybean’s crop condition this week rated 55% good to excellent, 37% fair and 8% poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls reached 83%, up 4 points from the previous year and up 10 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 4%, down 2 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal. Cotton’s crop condition this week rated 46% good to excellent, 45% fair and 19% poor to very poor. Finally, pasture and range condition this week rated 50% good to excellent, 40% fair and 10% poor to very poor.        


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


In Kansas, corn condition rated 15% poor to very poor, 34% fair and 51% good to excellent. Corn silking was 97%, near 99% for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 72%, behind 86% last year and 82% average. Dented was 37%, behind 56% last year, and near 41% average. Mature was 4%, behind 13% last year, and near 5% average. Soybean condition rated 12% poor to very poor, 40% fair and 48% good to excellent. Soybeans blooming was 84%, behind 96% last year and 92% average. Setting pods was 60%, well behind 81% last year, and behind 70% average. Sorghum condition rated 10% poor to very poor, 30% fair, 60% good to excellent. Sorghum headed was 66%, behind 83% last year and 78% average. Coloring was 11%, behind 25% last year and 18% average. Cotton condition rated 16% poor to very poor, 41% fair, 43% good to excellent. Cotton squaring was 92%, behind 100% last year, but near 90% average. Setting bolls was 55%, behind 68% last year, but ahead of 50% average. Bolls opening was 1%, near 2% last year and 4% average. Pasture and range conditions this week are reported at 8% poor to very poor, 27% fair and 65% good to excellent.       


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


Finally, across Texas, corn dough is at 91%, behind 93% last year and on par with the average. Dented is at 80%, behind last year by 2 points, and ahead of the average by 9 points. Corn’s condition is rated 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls is at 80%, on par with last year and the average. Bolls opening is at 32%, ahead of last year by 13 points and the average by 17 points. Harvested is at 4%, behind last year by 4 points and 1 point behind the average. Cotton’s condition is rated 42% good to excellent, 39% fair and 19% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed is at 89% this week, behind last year and the average by 1 point. Coloring is at 77%, behind last year by 3 points and normal by 1. Mature is at 70%, ahead of last year by 6 points and the average by 3 points. Harvested is at 54% this week, behind last year by 6 points and ahead of the average by 3 points. Sorghum’s condition rates 67% good to excellent, 27% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Soybeans blooming is at 92%, behind last year by 8 points and on par with the average. Setting pods is at 75%, behind last year by 5 points and the average by 4 points. Soybean’s condition is at 46% good to excellent, 38% fair and 16% poor to very poor. Pasture and range this week rates 24% good to excellent, 35% fair and 41% 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    50%     -5%
Kansas         65%     +-0%
Texas           24%     -6%      


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


Oklahoma   10%    +2%
Kansas         8%      +-0%
Texas           41%    +8%



   

 

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