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U.S. Fall Harvest And Winter Wheat Seeding Basically Complete Ahead of Schedule According to Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:07:15 CST

U.S. Fall Harvest And Winter Wheat Seeding Basically Complete Ahead of Schedule According to Latest USDA Crop Progress Report The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows fall harvest and winter wheat planting is mostly complete and ahead of schedule.

In the 18 major corn producing states, harvest stands at 95 percent complete, which is 8 points ahead of the 5-year-average for this time of year.

Soybean harvest is 96 percent complete, which is 3 points ahead of normal.

In the 15 major cotton producing states, harvest is pegged at 69 percent complete, 5 points ahead of normal.

Grain sorghum harvest is 94 percent complete, 7 points ahead of normal.

Winter wheat planting is 96 percent complete, 2 points ahead of normal.

Wheat emergence is 85 percent, just one point ahead of normal.

The winter wheat crop is rated 46 percent good to excellent, a one-point improvement over last week. The remainder is rated 36 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.

To view the U.S. crop report, click here.


For Oklahoma, winter wheat emerged reached 87 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop condition is rated at 55 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

Canola planted reached 92 percent, up 20 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal.

Canola emerged reached 78 percent, up 27 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal.

Grain sorghum harvest reached 82 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal.

Oklahoma soybeans harvested reached 65 percent, up 3 points from the previous year but down 6 points from normal.

Peanuts harvested reached 82 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Cotton harvested reached 54 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The fifth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 47 percent, up 47 points from the previous year and up 9 points from normal.

The third cutting of other hay reached 71 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

The fourth cutting of other hay reached 35 percent, up 17 points from the previous year but down 13 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 20 percent good to excellent, 43 percent fair and 37 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma crop report, click here.

For Kansas, the winter wheat crop condition is rated 32 percent good to excellent,45 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor.

Winter wheat emerged was 88 percent, near 84 percent last year and 87 percent for the five-year average.

Kansas corn harvest was 97 percent complete, near 94 percent last year and 95 percent average.

Soybeans harvested was 95 percent, ahead of 89 percent last year and 90 percent average.

Grain sorghum harvested was 91 percent, near 90 percent last year, and ahead of 84 percent average.

Kansas cotton harvest was 42 percent complete, near the 39 percent mark last year, and ahead of 37 percent average.

Sunflowers harvested was 91 percent, near 89 percent last year, and ahead of 80 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 23 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 37 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

For Texas, winter wheat seeding continued in areas of the High and Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, the Upper Coast and South Texas.

Winter wheat and oat seeding stalled in some areas of South Central and North East Texas due to dry conditions.

In some areas of the Blacklands, seeding slowed as producers waited for more favorable conditions, while other areas reported good emergence and favorable conditions.

Statewide, Texas farmers have planted 86 percent of their crop with 70 percent emerged.

Overall condition of the Texas winter wheat crop is rated at 30 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 30 percent poor to very poor.

Texas cotton harvest continued to progress in areas of the High and Low Plains, the Trans-Pecos, the Edwards Plateau, and North East Texas.

Cotton producers in the Northern High Plains neared completion and expected to finalize harvest soon.

Peanut harvest continued in areas of the Cross Timbers, South Texas, and the Southern High Plains.

Texas pecan producers in some areas of the Cross Timbers, the TransPecos, and South Texas continued harvesting their crops.

Citrus harvest continued in the Lower Valley, while vegetable harvest neared completion in some areas.

Meanwhile, some vegetable producers in areas of the Lower Valley irrigated and fertilized fields of greens.

Supplemental feeding continued in most areas of the state. Stock tank levels continued to decline in some areas of the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Northern Low Plains, South Texas, and South-Central Texas.

Feral hogs continued to be a problem in areas of East Texas and the Blacklands.

To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.


   


 

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