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March 8th Crop Report Progress Update for Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 20:21:42 CDT

March 8th  Crop Report Progress Update for Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas The United States Department of Agriculture Updated their Crop progress and conditions for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.. Temperatures continued their warming trend across Oklahoma last week, with average highs in the low to mid 60’s across all reporting districts.

In Oklahoma, Rainfall totals averaged 0.17 of an inch across the state last week, with the Southwest district recording the highest totals at 0.37 of an inch. According to the
March 3, US Drought Monitor Report, drought conditions were rated 14 percent abnormally dry to severe drought, up 1 point from the previous week. Additionally, 5 percent of the state was in the moderate drought to severe drought category, unchanged from the previous week. Statewide, temperatures averaged in the upper 40’s. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

The 2020 Winter Wheat Crop in Oklahoma is 58% in good to excellent condition, 36% fair and 6% in poor to very poor condition.

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

Based on the available information out from Kansas, - For the week ending March 8, 2020, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 16 short, 68 adequate, and 7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 17 short, 71 adequate, and 5 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 14 poor, 35 fair, 41 good, and 6 excellent

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Kansas.

Finally, across Texas, Most of Texas received from trace amounts to upwards of 3.0 inches of precipitation last week. Some counties
in the Low Plains, the Edwards Plateau and East Texas received in excess of 4.0 to 5.0 inches. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork

Small Grains: Winter wheat conditions improved in areas of the Low and High Plains where rainfall was received, while other areas reported still needing moisture. Small grains in North East Texas, the Blacklands, South Central Texas and South Texas continued to improve.

Livestock were rated in mostly fair to good condition. Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Pasture and range condition was rated mostly fair to good, though pasture
conditions varied greatly across the state. Feral swine damage continued in areas of South East Texas.

Statewide, the Texas wheat crop is rated 26% good to excellent, 40% fair and 34% in poor to very poor condition.

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Texas.



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