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Oklahoma Continues to Have One of The Better Wheat Crops According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:41:41 CDT

Oklahoma Continues to Have One of The Better Wheat Crops According to The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report The nationís winter wheat crop continues to be rated at 53 percent in the good to excellent category according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

In the 18 major winter wheat producing states, Oklahoma (70 percent good to excellent), Washington (74 percent) and Ohio (81 percent) are among the states with the best condition wheat crop this week.

Texas (28 percent good to excellent), Colorado (26 percent) and South Dakota (38 percent) are among the wheat states with the lowest rated conditions.

Approximately 5 percent of the wheat crop is headed, which is two points behind the average.

Meanwhile, the nationís corn farmers have planted 4 percent of the crop this week, double last weekís 2 percent and in line with the average for this time of year.

Cotton planting has reached 8 percent nationwide, one point ahead of normal.

Grain sorghum planted acres stand at 14 percent, three points behind the average.

To view the national report, click here.

For Oklahoma, the winter wheat crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent which is the best rated crop in the region.

The remainder of the crop is rated 22 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Winter wheat jointing reached 75 percent, down 8 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

Winter wheat headed reached 2 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 5 points from normal.

Canola blooming reached 24 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 19 points from normal.

Oklahoma corn planted reached 18 percent, up 12 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 1 percent, down 1 point from the previous year.

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions were rated 34 percent good to excellent, 47 percent fair and 19 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

In Kansas, the winter wheat crop condition was rated 55 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

Kansas wheat jointed was 29 percent, near the 32 percent mark at this time last year and behind 36 percent for the five-year average.

Kansas corn planted was 8 percent, near 5 percent last year and equal to average.

To view the Kansas crop progress report, click here.

For Texas, small grains were reported in various stages and conditions across the state. Small grains were reported needing more moisture in many areas of the state.

The wheat crop in some areas of South Texas was under irrigation and there were reports of hay being cut.

Statewide, the Texas wheat crop is rated 28 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 36 percent poor to very poor.

In the High Plains and the Southern Low Plains, farmers continued pre-planting activities for row crops.

Cotton planting was put on hold in the Blacklands due to the lack of moisture.

Meanwhile, in the Blacklands, corn fields were beginning to exhibit leaf rolling from the lack of moisture.

Cotton planting in South East Texas was in full swing.

Pre-irrigation for row crops continued in the Trans-Pecos.

Statewide, Texas corn farmers have planted 57 percent of their crop, which is about average for this time of year.

Virtually all of the corn in South Central Texas was emerged.

Cotton planting in South Central Texas, the Upper Coast, and South Texas was underway. Producers began irrigation on recently planted cotton fields in the Lower Valley.

Statewide, Texas cotton producers have planted 13 percent of their crop which is two points ahead of normal.

Pecan orchards in the Northern High Plains and Edwards Plateau had begun to bud in some areas.

Producers worked on getting plastic put down on beds for watermelon and vegetable production in the Cross Timbers.

Meanwhile, pecan orchards in the Trans-Pecos and vegetable fields in South East Texas continued irrigation. Onion and sugarcane harvest continued in the Lower Valley.

Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Runoff rainwater was still needed in the Southern Low Plains, Edwards Plateau, and the Cross Timbers to fill tanks for livestock.

Spring livestock work was increasing in the Cross Timbers. The fly population continued to increase in the Blacklands and North East Texas.

Feral hog sightings in North East Texas increased.

Spring shearing in Edwards Plateau of sheep and goats continued.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 13 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 59 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.



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