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Wheat Producers Wait on Crop to Dry as Corn And Soybean Farmers Finish Planting Chores

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 16:51:29 CDT

Wheat Producers Wait on Crop to Dry as Corn And Soybean Farmers Finish Planting Chores The latest USDA Crop Progress report shows spring planting chores are mostly complete as winter wheat producers wait on dry weather to begin harvesting the ripening crop.

In the 18 major corn producing states farmers have planted 95 percent of the crop which is 8 points ahead of the average for this date.

Approximately 81 percent of the crop has emerged which is 11 points ahead of the normal average.

Overall, the nationís corn crop is rated 76 percent in the good to excellent category, slightly ahead of the 74 percent noted for this time last year.

The balance of the corn crop is rated 20 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

U.S. soybean producers have planted 84 percent of their crop, a whopping 17 points of the normal average for this date.

Missouri, at 49 percent planted, trails all other major states.

Approximately 62 percent of the soybean crop has emerged which is 20 points ahead of normal.

U.S. cotton planting is running about normal as 64 percent of the acres have been planted in the 15 major producing states (65 percent is the average).

Oklahoma, at 39 percent, trails all major cotton states in planting.

The national cotton crop is rated 43 percent good to excellent, which compares to 44 percent at this time last year.

Grain sorghum producers have planted 41 percent of their crop, which is 4 points behind normal.

Kansas, at 17 percent planted, trails all other states in this category.

Harvest of winter wheat barely was started in Texas and southern Oklahoma when rain moved in and shut down progress.

Approximately 79 percent of the winter wheat is headed which is about normal for this time of year.

The winter wheat crop is rated 48 percent in the good to excellent category, one point better than last week but 3 points less than a year ago.

The balance of the winter wheat crop is rated 33 percent fair and 19 percent poor to very poor.

The nationsí range and pasturelands are showing improvement as 31 percent is now rated good to excellent, compared to 28 percent last week, but far behind the 51 percent mark of a year ago.

The balance of the acres is rated 30 percent fair and 39 percent poor to very poor.

To view the national report, click here.

For Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 1 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 57 percent good to excellent, a 6-point improvement from last week.

The balance of the wheat crop is rated 36 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

Oklahoma had the best wheat crop in the region on April 5 at 70 percent good to excellent but has held steady at around 59 percent from much of May.

Canola coloring reached 55 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 21 points from normal.

Oklahoma corn planted reached 70 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 14 points from normal.

Corn emerged reached 60 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal.

Sorghum planted reached 30 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 7 points from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 27 percent, down 39 points from the previous year and down 20 points from normal.

Peanuts planted reached 41 percent, up 17 points from the previous year but down 18 points from normal.

Cotton planted reached 39 percent, up 25 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay reached 30 percent, down 15 points from the previous year and down 30 points from normal.

The first cutting of other hay reached 40 percent, down 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Oklahoma pasture and range condition was rated at 57 percent good to excellent, a 6-point improvement from last week.

The balance is rated 36 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 61 percent good to excellent (2 points better than last week), 25 percent fair and 14 percent poor to very poor.

Winter wheat headed was 95 percent, near 93 percent last year and 94 percent for the five-year average.

Coloring was 14 percent, near 15 percent last year, and behind 29 percent average.

The Kansas corn crop planted was 83 percent, behind 91 percent last year and 88 percent average.

Emerged was 66 percent, behind 72 percent last year and 71 percent average.

Overall, the corn crop is rated 74 percent good to excellent, 19 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans planted was 58 percent, near 61 percent last year, but ahead of 46 percent average.

Emerged was 40 percent, near 44 percent last year, but ahead of 31 percent average.

Sorghum planted was 17 percent, behind 25 percent last year, and near 18 percent average.

Kansas cotton planted was 66 percent, near 70 percent last year, but well ahead of 46 percent average.

The Kansas cotton crop condition is rated 45 percent good to excellent, 48 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.       

Sunflowers planted was 27 percent, behind 32 percent last year, but ahead of 16 percent average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions are rated 68 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested for grain reached 18 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal.

Winter wheat harvest was delayed further in some areas of the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Upper Coast, and East Texas due to excess moisture.

Small grains in the Southern Low Plains were reaching maturity for harvest.

The Texas wheat crop is rated 23 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 36 percent poor to very poor.

Corn silking reached 46 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal.

Corn was progressing well in the Blacklands with the cooler temperatures.

Cotton planted reached 54 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Cotton squaring reached 10 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and unchanged from normal.

Corn and cotton in Edwards Plateau were progressing well.

Cotton and peanut planting continued in the Northern High Plains.

Texas farmers have planted 54 percent of their cotton crop, 7 points behind last year and 2 points behind normal average for this date.

The Texas cotton crop is rated 20 percent good to excellent, 50 percent fair ad 30 percent poor to very poor,

Sorghum headed reached 36 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal.

Soybeans planted reached 67 percent, down 14 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Soybeans in the Lower Valley were doing well with the recent weather.

Wet conditions were causing damage to summer vegetables in areas of South East Texas. Sweet corn harvest in South Texas continued. Watermelon and cantaloupe harvests in the Lower Valley were delayed but were underway by the end of the week.

Supplemental feeding continued to decline across the state. Insects were bothering livestock in some areas of the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Coastal Bend, and North East Texas.

Pasture and range conditions continued to show improvement due to recent rainfall events across most of the state and today 41 percent is rated good to excellent (35 percent last week), 27 percent fair and 32 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


   

 

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