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Oklahoma's Wheat Crop in Better Shape Than Texas or Kansas According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:46:22 CST

Oklahoma's Wheat Crop in Better Shape Than Texas or Kansas According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report The Oklahoma winter wheat crop is rated 61 percent in the good to excellent category according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report issued the end of January.

The balance of the Oklahoma crop is rated 34 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Slightly more than half of the wheat crop is currently grazed, while rye fields grazed reached 22 percent and oats grazed reached 28 percent.

Oklahoma topsoil moisture is rated at 60 percent surplus to adequate, 34 percent short and 6 percent very short.

Subsoil moisture is 60 percent adequate to surplus, 33 percent short and 7 percent very short.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For the state of Kansas, the winter wheat crop is rated 43 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 24 percent poor to very poor.

Kansas topsoil moisture supplies are rated 45 percent adequate to surplus, 34 percent short and 21 percent very short.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 47 percent adequate to surplus, 37 percent short and 16 percent very short.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

For the state of Texas, winter wheat in the Blacklands and Edwards Plateau had emerged, but moisture was badly needed in several areas.

Amazingly, 10 percent of the wheat crop has headed out, which is 7 points ahead of normal.

Winter wheat and oat seedings continued in South Texas.

Meanwhile, small grains have responded well to warmer temperatures and some precipitation, although more rain is needed in areas of South-Central Texas, the Southern Plains, and the Northern Low Plains.

The overall condition of the Texas winter wheat crop is rated 31 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 38 percent poor to very poor.

Texas producers continued wrapping up cotton harvest in areas of the Northern Low Plains.

Preparation for corn planting had begun in areas of the Blacklands, South Central Texas, the Coastal Bend, and the Upper Coast.

Fertilizer application continued in South Central Texas and the Coastal Bend.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 15 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 52 percent poor to very poor, though pasture conditions varied greatly across the state. Many areas were still needing more moisture.

Meanwhile, stock tank levels were low in the Cross Timbers. The Blacklands, North East Texas, and the Cross Timbers reported feral hog damage in several areas.

To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.



   

 

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