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Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Oklahoma Wheat Continues to Top The Region as Texas Corn Producers Have Planted Half Their Crop

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 16:14:45 CDT

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Oklahoma Wheat Continues to Top The Region as Texas Corn Producers Have Planted Half Their Crop Oklahoma wheat producers can continue to claim the top crop condition spot in the region this week according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

The state’s wheat crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 15 percent poor to very poor.

Winter wheat jointing reached 45 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal.

Canola blooming reached 3 percent, up 2 points from the previous year but down 14 points from normal.

Rye jointing reached 24 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal.

Oats jointing reached 9 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 8 points from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated 27 percent good to excellent, 42 percent fair and 31 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

Wheat producers in Kansas are rapidly closing the gap on Oklahoma thanks to recent favorable weather.

For the Sunflower State, winter wheat conditions are rated 50 percent good to excellent, a five point improvement from last week, 31 percent fair and 19 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas Crop Progress Report, click here.

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

Winter wheat producers in the Northern High Plains had begun light irrigation.

Wheat farmers were scouting for insects in the Southern Low Plains. Some aphid and greenbug issues in small grains were reported in the Cross Timbers.

Meanwhile, warmer weather in the Blacklands helped wheat growth. Small grains were reported in the soft dough stage in areas of South Texas.

Statewide, the Texas winter wheat crop is rated 28 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 31 percent poor to very poor.

Approximately 24 percent of the Texas wheat crop is headed, which is 11 points ahead of the average for this date.

Farmers continued preparing fields for planting cotton and peanuts in the Southern High Plains.

Field preparation was underway in the Northern Low Plains for cotton planting.

Corn and sorghum planting neared completion in areas of the Blacklands.

Statewide, Texas producers have planted 50 percent of their corn crop. compared to 38 percent last week and 46 percent for the 5-year average.

Pre-irrigation for row crops began in the Trans-Pecos. Irrigated corn in Edwards Plateau was coming in well.

Meanwhile, fieldwork continued for spring cotton planting in Edwards Plateau. Some farmers began planting cotton with more to follow soon in South Central Texas.

Producers had begun applying nitrogen to corn fields in South Central Texas. Corn and grain sorghum planting were almost complete while cotton planting was well underway in the Coastal Bend.

Cotton, soybean, and rice planting continued in the Upper Coast.

Sorghum planting had begun in South Texas, and cotton planting continued in the Lower Valley.

Fruit trees continued blooming in the Cross Timbers. Peach, plum, and blueberry fields were doing better than citrus and olive fields in South East Texas after the freeze last month.

Pre-irrigation for pecan orchards began in the Trans-Pecos.

Meanwhile, in the Lower Valley, onion and sugarcane harvest continued.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Runoff rainwater was still needed in the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, and South Texas to fill tanks for livestock.

Cattle began grazing on pastures in areas of the Blacklands.

Feral hogs and an increase in the fly population continued to be a problem in areas of North East Texas.

Spring calving, lambing, and kidding season continued in Edwards Plateau. Calves in the Coastal Bend were doing well.

Hay producers continued fertilizing and irrigating pastures in the Lower Valley.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 14 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 53 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


   

Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Shows Oklahoma Wheat Continues to Top The Region as Texas Corn Producers Have Planted Half Their Crop
   

 

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