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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Has Oklahoma Wheat Crop in Decent Shape as Texas Continues to Assess Freeze Damage

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 08:44:09 CST

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Has Oklahoma Wheat Crop in Decent Shape as Texas Continues to Assess Freeze Damage The latest USDA Crop Progress report has the Oklahoma wheat condition rated 46 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 14 percent poor to very poor.

Oklahoma wheat grazed reached 50 percent, 10 points below the previous year and 4 points below from the previous year.

Rye grazed reached 33 percent, 16 points below the previous year and 26 points below from normal.

Oats grazed reached 40 percent, 1 point from below the previous year and 1 point from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 20 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 48 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

In Kansas, the winter wheat conditions are rated 37 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 28 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

For Texas, small grains were reported in various stages and conditions across the state.

The Texas winter wheat crop is rated 28 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 33 percent poor to very poor.

Approximately 20 percent of the winter wheat is headed which is about 15 percent ahead of normal for this time of year.

The wheat still needed moisture in most areas of the state.

Producers were fertilizing winter wheat in the Northern Low Plains.

Damage assessment caused by extreme cold weather was still underway for small grains in the Southern Low Plains and the Cross Timbers. Some small grain fields in the Blacklands reported freeze burn but further damage assessment was needed.

Producers were preparing fields for cotton and corn in the Northern Low Plains.

Corn planting was off to a limited start in the Blacklands but was a bit behind normal.

Meanwhile, producers reported applying pre-plant fertilizer and some had begun planting corn in South Central Texas, but more precipitation was needed.

In the Coastal Bend farmers started replanting corn acres affected from the weather or shifted gears into planting grain sorghum.

Corn planting had begun in areas of the Upper Coast where fields were dry enough. Corn and sorghum were being replanted in areas of the Lower Valley.

Exposed sensitive vegetable crops were reportedly hit hard but could have been worse in the Blacklands.

Some producers started over planting potatoes and onions in North East Texas.

Meanwhile, damage to vegetable crops, citrus, and blueberries was reported in South East Texas.

Producers were assessing the health of fruit trees, while vegetable producers as well as greenhouse operators reported losses from the weather in Edwards Plateau.

Assessment of fruit and vegetable crops was underway in the Lower Valley, as some producers started replanting watermelons after the freeze.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state.

Sheep and goat loss from the cold temperatures was reported in some areas of the Blacklands and the Edwards Plateau.

Meanwhile, cattle and calf loss from the winter storm varied across the state.

Texas pasture and range conditions were rated 14 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 57 percent poor to very poor.

Click here to view the Texas crop progress report.



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