2020 Winter Wheat Crop Rated Forty Percent Good to Excellent in Both Oklahoma and Kansas as We Start the New YearThu, 02 Jan 2020 16:26:19 CST
Oklahoma experienced warm and dry conditions during the month of December. Rainfall totals averaged 1.13 inches throughout the state for the full month, with the East Central district recording the highest precipitation at 1.45 inches and the Southwest district recording the lowest at 0.78 of an inch. According to the December 31, US Drought Monitor Report, 10 percent of the state was in the moderate to exceptional drought categories, up 10 points from the previous year. Additionally, 4 percent of the state was in the Severe to exceptional drought categories, up 4 points from the previous year. Statewide temperatures averaged in the low 40’s, with the lowest recording of 8 degree at Kenton on Tuesday, December 17th and the highest recording of 77 degrees at Boise City on Monday, December 23rd. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short.
Small Grains: The 2020 Winter Wheat crop is rated 40% good to excellent, with another 41% rated in fair shape. That is five percentage points poorer than the December first Crop Report for Oklahoma released by NASS. Winter wheat grazed reached 40 percent. Rye grazed reached 11 percent. Oats grazed reached 2 percent. There was no comparision to year ago conditions, as the Federal Government was in partial shutdown and no end of December report was issued.
Pasture and Livestock: Pasture and range condition was rated at 44 percent good to excellent, with another 43 percent called in fair condition. Livestock condition was rated at 72 percent in good to excellent shape.
Click or tap here to see the complete Oklahoma report.
Meanwhile, the 2020 Kansas Winter Wheat Crop is also rated 40% good to excellent, with another 39% rated in fair condition. That was an improvement in the good to excellent ratings of 2 points compared to the Deember 8th report released for Kansas. Click or tap here to see the report dated December 31st from NASS for the state of Kansas.
There was no report released on Thursday afternoon for the state of Texas.
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