U.S. Wheat Crop Slightly Behind Normal Progress And Oklahoma Has The Top Crop According to latest USDA Crop Progress ReportMon, 19 Apr 2021 16:22:57 CDT
Spring planting is about right on schedule and Oklahomaís winter wheat crop continues to be in great shape according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.
With 70 percent of the wheat crop rated good to excellent, Oklahoma leads all High Plains states.
The most stressed wheat can be found in Texas (36 percent poor to very poor) and Colorado (34 percent poor to very poor).
The nationís winter wheat crop is slightly behind normal maturity as just 10 percent is headed compared to 14 percent for the 5-year average.
U.S. corn producers have planted 8 percent of the crop in the 18 major producing states, which is right on the 5-year average for this date.
Texas (60 percent) and North Carolina (40 percent) lead all states with the most planted to date.
Cotton farmers have planted 11 percent of their crop, which is 2 points ahead of normal.
In the six major sorghum producing states, 15 percent of the crop has been planted, 4 points behind the average.
To view the national report, click here.
Specifically, for Oklahoma, winter wheat jointing reached 86 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal.
Winter wheat headed reached 17 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal.
The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent, 21 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.
Canola blooming reached 50 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 18 points from normal.
Corn planted reached 26 percent, up 16 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal.
Soybeans planted reached 3 percent, unchanged from the previous year.
Oklahoma pasture and range conditions are rated at 36 percent good to excellent, 46 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor.
To view the Oklahoma crop progress report, click here.
In Kansas, the winter wheat crop is rated 55 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.
Kansas wheat jointed was 50 percent, near 48 percent last year and 52 percent for the five year average.
Kansas corn planted was 15 percent, near 12 percent last year and 17 percent average.
Corn emerged was 1 percent, near 3 percent average.
To view the Kansas report, click here.
For Texas, small grains were reported in various stages and conditions across the state as they needed more moisture in many areas.
Irrigated winter wheat in the Northern High Plains progressed and was nearing the flag leaf stage.
Winter wheat was being harvested for hay and silage in some areas of the Cross Timbers.
Meanwhile, in North East Texas winter wheat was progressing well.
Statewide, the Texas winter wheat crop is rated 28 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 36 percent poor to very poor.
Approximately 41 percent of the Texas wheat crop is headed, which is 4 points behind the average.
Hay producers were preparing for the first major cutting in South Texas.
In the Northern Low Plains, preparations were underway for cotton planting in the upcoming weeks.
Irrigated corn was reportedly looking good in the Cross Timbers.
Corn and grain sorghum were off to a good start in the Blacklands.
Texas corn farmers have planted 60 percent of their crop, one point ahead of normal.
Texas farmers have planted 16 percent of the cotton, 3 points ahead of normal.
In Edwards Plateau corn and grain sorghum had progressed but could use some precipitation.
Row crop farmers in South Central Texas and the Coastal Bend saw some precipitation but needed more.
Rice and cotton planting progressed in the Upper Coast. Cotton planting continued in South Texas.
Drought conditions in the Lower Valley were negatively affecting row crops.
Producers worked on planting watermelon and tomatoes in North East Texas. Strawberry harvest continued in South Texas.
Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Rainwater runoff was needed in the Blacklands and South-Central Texas to fill tanks for livestock.
Feral hogs continued to be a problem in East Texas, as South East Texas saw a large increase in fly population.
Farmers continued working lambs and kid goats in Edwards Plateau.
Producers in South Texas had begun to cull cattle herds in response to dry conditions.
Pasture and range conditions were rated 16 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 57 percent poor to very poor.
To view the Texas crop progress report, click here.
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