March 16 Crop Updates Show OK Wheat Crop In Better Shape Than TX And KSMon, 16 Mar 2020 19:14:43 CDT
Spring is quickly approaching the Plains and that is showing up in the latest USDA crop progress reports for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas for the week ending March 15. The Oklahoma wheat crop appears to be in better shape than crops in Texas and Kansas, although the overall situation is looking good across the Plains going into the spring months.
The Oklahoma wheat crop this week is rated 67 percent good to excellent (last week it was 58 percent), 17 percent fair (36 percent last week) and 16 percent poor to very poor (6 percent last week).
Oklahoma pasture and range condition were rated at 53 percent good to excellent, up 12 percent from last week, 40 percent in fair condition, up one percent from last week, and 7 percent poor to very poor, a 4 percent improvement. Livestock condition was rated at 72 percent good to excellent, a 7 percent improvement, fair at 25 percent,(last week was 31 percent), 3 percent in the poor category, down one percent from last week.
Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.
The latest information from Kansas for the week ending March 15, topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 15 short, 62 adequate, and 18 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 14 short, 68 adequate, and 11 surplus.
The Kansas winter wheat condition are rated 46 percent good to excellent this week (47 percent last week), 42 percent fair (40 percent last week) and 18 percent poor to very poor, the same as last week.
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For Texas, most of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of 1.0 inch of precipitation. Some areas in the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands and North East Texas received in excess of 2.0 inches with isolate reports up to 5.0 inches. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Small Grains: Small grains showed signs of improvement in areas of the High Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau and Northern Low Plains as weather conditions imporved. Meanwhile, some areas of the Southern Low Plains had reported treating wheat crops for mites and Army worms.
The Texas wheat crop is showing improvements across the board as the crop is rated 36 percent good to excellent this week (26 percent last week), 42 percent fair (40 percent last week) and 22 percent poor to very poor (34 percent last week).
Livestock, Range and Pasture: Livestock were rated in fair to good condition this week. Supplemental feeding continued across most of the state but slowed in areas of North East Texas. Pasture and range conditions were rated mostly fair to good, though pasture conditions varied greatly across the state. Feral swine damage continued in areas of East Texas while hog sighting had increased in the Blacklands.
Range and pasture conditions are rated 32 percent good to excellent this week (38 percent last week), 36 percent fair (34 percent last week) and 32 percent poor to very poor (28 percent last week).
Click here for a complete view of this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Texas.
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