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Corn Conditions Strengthen, Soybean Condition Slips, While Pasture and Range Conditions Continue Slip Week After Week

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:49:52 CDT

Corn Conditions Strengthen, Soybean Condition Slips, While Pasture and Range Conditions Continue Slip Week After Week The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, September 23, 2019. According to this week’s report, the overall conditions remain on the positive side with continued progress in the development of the crops. Focusing on corn, the crop’s good to excellent ratings increased 2 point to 57% good to excellent condition. But still looks a bit less desirable compared to last year’s rating at this time of 69% good to excellent. Corn doughing is reported this week at 96% this week versus 93% last week, and the five-year average at this time is 100%. Corn denting this week came in at 79% versus 68% last week, the five-year average at this time is 94%. Corn maturity came in at 29% this week versus 18% last week, the five-year average at this time is 57%. Corn harvested came in at 7% this week versus 4% last week, the five-year average at this time is 11%. The good to excellent ratings for soybeans this week came in at the same 54% as last week. Still behind last year’s 68% good to excellent ratings. Pasture and range conditions this week nationally came in at 45% good to excellent, 31% fair and 24% poor to very poor.


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, September 23, 2019.


Across the southern plains -


In Oklahoma, corn dented reached 90%, down 6 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal. Corn mature reached 48%, down 22 points from last year and down 27 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 19%, down 14 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal. Corn’s condition this week is rated as 67% good to excellent, 28% fair and 5% poor to very poor. Sorghum coloring reached 87%, up 3 points from the previous year but down 2 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 38%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 17 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 10%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 69% good to excellent, 26% fair and 5% poor to very poor. Soybeans setting pods reached 73%, down 19 points from the previous year and from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 9%, down 13 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 70% good to excellent, 24% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 53%, down 2 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 36% good to excellent, 51% fair and 13% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 58% good to excellent, 33% fair and 9% poor to very poor.


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


In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 15%, near 19% last year and 16% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 3%, near 4% last year and equal to the average. Corn dented was 93%, behind 97% last year, and 96% average. Mature was 60%, behind 78% last year and 72% average. Harvested was 19%, behind 28% last year and 27% average. Corn’s condition rated this week as 51% good to excellent, 35% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Soybeans setting pods was 96%, near 99% both last year and average. Dropping leaves was 27%, behind 46% last year and 41% average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 56% good to excellent, 34% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Sorghum coloring was 85%, behind 92% last year and 90% average. Mature was 21%, behind 30% last year and 34% average. Harvested was 2%, near 6% both last year and average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 63% good to excellent, 27% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton setting bolls was 96%, near 100% last year and ahead of 95% average. Bolls opening was 27%, well behind 50% last year and behind 37% average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 46% good to excellent, 42% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 69% good to excellent, 25% fair and 6% poor to very poor.


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


Finally in Texas, corn mature reached 77%, behind 81% last year and on par with the average. Corn harvested reached 65%, behind 67% last year and on par with the average. Corn’s condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 56%, ahead of 44% last year and 45% on average. Cotton harvested reached 16%, behind 23% last year and near 17% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 28% good to excellent, 47% fair and 25% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 89%, ahead of 82% last year and 80% on average. Sorghum harvested reached 83%, ahead of 73% last year and 67% on average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 65% good to excellent, 29% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Soybeans setting pods reached 99%, on par with last year and slightly behind 100% on average. Dropping leaves reached 72%, behind 78% last year and 73% on average. Soybeans harvested reached 50%, near 51% last year and ahead of 46% on average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 31% good to excellent, 48% fair and 21% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition this week rated as 19% good to excellent, 34% fair and 47% 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    58%     +4%
Kansas         69%     +4%
Texas            19%    +-0%


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

Oklahoma     9%      -4%
Kansas          6%      -1%
Texas           47%     +1%


   

 

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