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Corn and Soybean Conditions Unchanged, While Pasture and Range Conditions Slip Further Away From Ideal

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:03:15 CDT

Corn and Soybean Conditions Unchanged, While Pasture and Range Conditions Slip Further Away From Ideal The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, September 30, 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 stayed the same at 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 denting this week came in at 88% versus 79% last week, the five-year average at this time is 98%. Corn maturity came in at 43% this week versus 29% last week, the five-year average at this time is 73%. Corn harvested came in at 11% this week versus 7% last week, the five-year average at this time is 19%. The good to excellent ratings for soybeans this week came in at the same 55% as last week. Still behind last year’s 68% good to excellent ratings. Pasture and range conditions this week nationally came in at 47% good to excellent, 30% fair and 25% poor to very poor.


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, September 30, 2019.


Across the southern plains -


In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 45%, ahead of last year by 6 points and the average by 8 points. Corn dented reached 90%, unchanged from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. Corn mature reached 70%, down 15 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 41%, down 5 points from the previous year and 12 points from normal. Corn’s condition this week is rated as 68% good to excellent, 28% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Sorghum coloring reached 93%, up 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Sorghum mature reached 54%, down 2 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 18%, down 8 points from the previous year and down 16 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 67% good to excellent, 29% fair and 4% poor to very poor. Soybeans setting pods reached 96%, unchanged from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 20%, down 20 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 69% good to excellent, 25% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 69%, up 10 points from the previous year and up 6 points from normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 30% good to excellent, 60% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 61% good to excellent, 33% fair and 6% poor to very poor.


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


In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 30%, behind 38%% last year and near 31% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 12%, near 15% last year and the 11% average. Corn dented was 96%, near 100% last year, and 98% average. Mature was 73%, behind 89% last year and 84% average. Harvested was 28%, behind 45% last year and 41% average. Corn’s condition rated this week as 52% good to excellent, 34% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves was 44%, well behind 64% last year and behind 59% average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 56% good to excellent, 34% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Sorghum coloring was 92%, near 96% last year and 95% average. Mature was 38%, behind 47% last year and 49% average. Harvested was 6%, near 9% last year and behind 11% average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 62% good to excellent, 27% fair and 11% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening was 46%, well behind 62% last year and near 48% average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 48% good to excellent, 37% fair and 15% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 66% good to excellent, 26% fair and 8% poor to very poor.


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 34%, behind 40% last year and 36% on average. Corn mature reached 79%, behind 84% last year and behind the 82% average. Corn harvested reached 72%, ahead of 69% last year and ahead of the 69% average. Corn’s condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 71%, ahead of 54% last year and 55% on average. Cotton harvested reached 16%, behind 25% last year and near 19% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 30% good to excellent, 45% fair and 25% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 91%, ahead of 84% last year and 82% on average. Sorghum harvested reached 86%, ahead of 76% last year and 70% on average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 65% good to excellent, 29% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 80%, on par with last year and ahead of the 77% on average. Soybeans harvested reached 68%, ahead of 67% last year and the 52% 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 18% good to excellent, 33% fair and 49% 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    61%    +3%
Kansas        66%     -3%
Texas           18%    -1%


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

Oklahoma     6%      -3%
Kansas          8%      +2%
Texas           49%      +2%




 

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