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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Has 53 Percent of Oklahoma Wheat Rated Good to Excellent

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:42:56 CST

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Has 53 Percent of Oklahoma Wheat Rated Good to Excellent The latest USDA Crop Progress report has the Oklahoma wheat crop rated 53 percent good to excellent, 37 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

The Oklahoma canola crop is rated 45 percent good, 35 percent fair and 20 percent poor to very poor.

Oklahoma wheat jointing reached 2 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Rye jointing reached 3 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 24 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 42 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, the winter wheat crop is rated 36 percent good to excellent, 37 percent fair and 27 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

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

Winter wheat producers reported applying top dress fertilizer and herbicide in the Northern High Plains.

Wheat was beginning to grow some in the Southern High Plains but more moisture was needed.

Meanwhile, some producerís main priority for wheat in the Southern Low Plains was applying top dressing.

Small grain crops were slowly improving after the winter storm in some areas of the Cross Timbers, South Central Texas, South Texas, and the Blacklands.

The Texas wheat crop is rated 27 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 39 percent poor to very poor.

Approximately 21 percent of the wheat is headed out, which is 15 points ahead of the 5-year average for this time of year.

Fieldwork continued for cotton, corn, and grain sorghum ground with tillage, pre-plant herbicide, and fertilizer applications in the Northern High Plains.

Farmers continued preparing cotton fields for planting in the Southern Plains and Northern Low Plains.

Planting of corn, and grain sorghum was underway in areas of the Blacklands where fields were dry enough to allow work.

Pre-irrigation was applied to cotton fields in areas of the Trans-Pecos.

Corn planting had begun in South Central Texas and South Texas but more topsoil moisture was still needed.

Planters were reportedly running at full throttle in parts of the Coastal Bend as producers worked to get corn, cotton, and grain sorghum in the ground.

Farmers in the Lower Valley continued planting corn, grain sorghum, and sunflowers.

Overall, 10 percent of the corn has been planted, about 6 points behind the 5-year average.

Statewide, 16 percent of the grain sorghum has been planted, just 2 points behind normal.

Vegetable and citrus producers continued to assess the freeze damage in the Lower Valley as some harvested onions and other vegetables that did not have significant damage.

Sugarcane harvest continued in the Lower Valley.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state.

Precipitation was needed in parts of the Northern Low Plains, Edwards Plateau, South Texas, and the Blacklands to fill lakes and stock tanks for livestock.

Cows were calving and ewes were lambing in parts of the Cross Timbers.

Spring calving was also reported in the Blacklands, North East Texas, and the Upper Coast.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 15 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 56 percent por to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.



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