High Plains Winter Wheat Crop Continues to Look Good, Especially in OklahomaMon, 23 Mar 2020 17:44:43 CDT
Rains across the region continued to advance the winter wheat and pasture conditions this past week. According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report in Oklahoma, 77 percent of the wheat crop is rated in the good to excellent category (last week it was 67 percent), 20 percent in the fair category (17 percent last week) and only three percent of the wheat crop is rated poor to very poor this week., compared to 16 percent last week.
For the week of March 16-22, the Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 53 percent in the good to excellent category this week, about the same as last week, 43 percent fair this week, compare to 40 percent last week, and only 4 percent is rated poor this week.
Livestock conditions dropped slightly this week, as they are reported at 65 percent good to excellent (72 percent last week), 32 percent fair (25 percent last week) and 3 percent poor, the same as last week.
Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.
In Kansas the wheat conditions are rated 48 percent good to excellent this week, (46 percent last week), 38 percent in the fair category (40 percent last week) and 14 percent poor to very poor (last week it was 18 percent).
Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Kansas.
For Texas, most of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of 3.0 inches of precipitation March 16-22. Some areas in the Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, South Central Texas, South and East Texas received in excess of 2.0 to 8.0 inches. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork.
Small grains continued to develop in most areas of the state due to increased moisture. Meanwhile, wheat in some areas of South Texas reached the heading stage prematurely due to dry conditions.
The Texas wheat crop is rated 49 percent in the good to excellent category this week, compared to 36 percent last week, 33 percent fair this week, a 3 percent improvement from last week, and 18 percent in the poor to very category this week, compared to 32 percent last week.
The Texas range pasture conditions this week are rated 42 percent good to excellent ( 32 percent last week), 34 percent is fair (36 percent last week), and 24 percent is rated poor to very poor (32 percent last week).
Click here for a complete view of this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Texas.
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