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Wheat Grazing Hits 49 Percent in Monthly Oklahoma Crop Weather Summary

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:40:57 CST

Wheat Grazing Hits 49 Percent in Monthly Oklahoma Crop Weather Summary The following is the January summary of crop conditions as compiled by NASS for the state of Oklahoma.

"Oklahoma experienced cold and wet conditions during the monthof January. Rainfall totals averaged 2.67inches throughout the state for the full month, with the Southeastdistrict recording the highest precipitation at 5.09inches and the Panhandledistrict recording the lowest at 0.45of an inch. According to the January 21, US Drought Monitor Report, 9percent of the state was in the moderate to exceptional drought categories, up 9points from the previous year. Additionally, 2.5percent of the state was in the Severe to exceptional drought categories, up 2.5points from the previous year. Statewide temperatures averaged in the low 40ís, with the lowest recording of 5degreesat Boise City on Saturday, January 11thand the highest recording of 77degrees at Hugo on Wednesday, January 15th. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to surplus.

"Small Grains:Winter wheat grazed reached 49 percent. Rye grazed reached 20percent. Oats grazed reached 30 percent.

"Pasture and Livestock:Pasture and range condition was rated at 81 percent good to fair. Livestock condition was rated at 95 percent good to fair."

The 2020 winter wheat crop is now rated 36% in good to excellent shape, 45% in fair condition and 19% in poor to very poor condition. The crop is five percentage points in worse condition compared to the December first, 2019 report.

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