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Oklahoma Wheat Crop Top Rated Among High Plains States According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:29:12 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Crop Top Rated Among High Plains States According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report The latest USDA Crop Progress Report has the Oklahoma wheat crop condition rated 57 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

This continues a trend with Oklahoma having the best conditioned wheat crop among the major wheat producing states at this point.

Winter wheat jointing reached 15 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Rye jointing reached 4 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 5 points from normal.

Oats jointing reached 1 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 28 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 34 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 38 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 22 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

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

Winter wheat producers ran pivots and continued to apply top dress fertilizer and herbicide in the High Plains and Northern Low Plains.

Leaf and leaf tip burn was reported in some areas of the Cross Timbers due to the winter storm in February.

Winter wheat progressed well, with warmer weather and low insect population in the Blacklands.

Irrigation was underway on small grain crops in South Texas.

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

Approximately 22 percent of the Texas wheat crop is headed out, well ahead of the 7 percent average for this date.

Texas corn and cotton producers continued pre-plant activities in the Northern High Plains.

Corn planting was well underway in the Cross Timbers and Blacklands.

Corn and grain sorghum planting continued in South Central Texas and the Upper Coast.

Cotton planting continued in the Coastal Bend; however, farmers in the Upper Coast waited for warmer weather to begin planting.

Meanwhile, farmers in South Texas and the Lower Valley continued planting corn, cotton, and sorghum.

Statewide, Texas corn producers have planted 26 percent of their crop, compared to 10 percent last week and is right on the 5-year average for this date.

Approximately 20 percent of the sorghum crop has been planted which is right on the average.

Fruit trees were blooming in the Cross Timbers.

Pecan orchards were being cleaned and hedged in the Edwards Plateau.

Vegetable planting was underway in South Texas.

In the Lower Valley, vegetable, sugarcane, and onion harvest was underway, while citrus orchards were being fertilized and irrigated.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Spring calving season continued in parts of the Cross Timbers and Edwards Plateau.

Spring born calves were reportedly doing well in the Blacklands.

Runoff rainwater was still needed in parts of the Blacklands and Edwards Plateau to fill stock tanks for livestock.

Feral hog signs and sightings were reported in the Blacklands and North East Texas.

Meanwhile, producers saw an increase in the fly population in North East Texas.

Weed control in pastures was underway in South East Texas and Edwards Plateau.

Producers began culling cows and early weaning calves to reduce herd size in South Texas and the Lower Valley.

Texas pasture and range conditions are rated 15 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 55 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.



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