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Corn Harvested Reached 41% and Soybeans Harvested Reached 62% Nationally, Winter Wheat Planting Reached 85%

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:07:15 CDT

Corn Harvested Reached 41% and Soybeans Harvested Reached 62% Nationally, Winter Wheat Planting Reached 85% The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, October 28, 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 improved this week at 58% good to excellent condition compared to 56% last week. This still looks a bit less desirable compared to last year’s rating at this time of 68% good to excellent. Corn maturity came in at 93% this week versus 86% last week, the five-year average at this time is 99%. Corn harvested came in at 41% this week versus 30% last week, the five-year average at this time is 61%. Soybean’s dropping leaves this week came in at 97%, versus 94% last week, the five-year average at this time is 99%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 62%, versus 46% last week, the five-year average is 78% at this time. Winter wheat planted this week came in at 85%, versus 77% last week, the five-year average at this time is 82%. Winter wheat emerged came in this week at 63%, versus 53% last week, the five-year average at this time is 64%. Pasture and range conditions this week nationally came in at 45% good to excellent, 30% fair and 25% poor to very poor.         


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, October 28, 2019.         


Across the southern plains -     


In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 89%, ahead of last year by 11 points and the average by 5 points. Winter wheat emerged reached 77%, ahead of last year by 10 points and the average by 7 points. Corn harvested reached 85%, up 3 points from the previous year and 1 point from normal. Corn’s condition this week is rated as 72% good to excellent, 23% fair and 5% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 96%, up 13 points from the previous year and 3 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 50%, up 1 point from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 60% good to excellent, 32% fair and 8% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 75%, down 5 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 31%, down 3 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 64% good to excellent, 26% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 95%, up 1 point from the previous year and on par with normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 51% good to excellent, 30% fair and 19% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 56% good to excellent, 38% 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 88%, ahead of 75% last year and near 85% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 62%, near 61% last year and 65% on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 55% good to excellent, 32% fair and 13 poor to very poor. Corn harvested was 74%, near 75% last year but behind 82% average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 96%, equal to last year and near 98% on average. Harvested was 56%, ahead of 36% of last year and near 60% five-year average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 31% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature was 95%, near 94% both last year and on average. Harvested was 51% ahead of 31% last year and near 49% average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 58% good to excellent, 30% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening was 95%, near 94% both last year and on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 44% good to excellent, 38% fair and 15% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 60% good to excellent, 30% fair and 10% poor to very poor.         


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 74%, ahead of 66% last year and 72% on average. Winter wheat emerged reached 51%, behind 54% last year and on average. Winter wheat’s condition this week came in at 37% good to excellent, 36% fair and 27% poor to very poor. Corn harvested reached 85%, ahead of 84% last year and 83% on average. Corn’s condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 93%, ahead of 86% last year and 89% on average. Cotton harvested reached 36%, on par with last year and ahead of 24% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 28% good to excellent, 45% fair and 27% poor to very poor. Sorghum harvested reached 96%, ahead of 83% last year and 80% 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 95%, ahead of 94% last year and on average. Soybeans harvested reached 79%, behind 80% last year and ahead of 77% on average. Pasture and range condition this week rated as 17% good to excellent, 33% fair and 50% 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    56%     +4%
Kansas          60%      -2%
Texas            17%      -1%         


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


Oklahoma    6%          -5%
Kansas          10%      +-0%
Texas             50%       -1%



   

 

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