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With Wheat Harvest Completed, Other Crops Continue to Make Headway

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:53:46 CDT

With Wheat Harvest Completed, Other Crops Continue to Make Headway Winter wheat harvest is complete in Oklahoma and reports 84 percent complete across the top 18 producing states, meanwhile other crops continue to progress, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Most of the top winter wheat producing states near completion while Texas and Oklahoma are officially finished with harvest and Kansas reports 98 percent harvested.

Overall, harvest is 84 percent complete, compared to 73 percent last week and 80 percent a year ago.

Marching forward, corn silking reports 79 percent complete compared to 56 percent last week and 79 percent a year ago.

Within the top 18 producing states, the corn crop is rated 64 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans are continuing to grow with 76 percent reported blooming, up 13 percent from last week and two points ahead of last year’s number.

Soybeans setting pods reports 42 percent across the top 18 producing states, nearly doubled from last week and up two points from last year’s numbers.

The soybean crop is rated 58 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

In the top producing cotton states, 78 percent of the cotton crop is squaring (up 9 percent from last week), and 37 percent is reporting setting bolls (up 14 percent from last week).

The cotton crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

U.S. grain sorghum producers report sorghum is heading and coloring on track with last year’s averages.

Of the top six states, 42 percent report sorghum headed, up 9 percent from last week.

Twenty percent report sorghum coloring, compared to 17 percent last week.

The sorghum crop is rated 66 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Across 48 states, pasture and rangeland acres are rated 34 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and unfortunate 42 percent poor to very poor.

To view the U.S. Crop Progress Report, click here.


For Oklahoma, corn silking reached 60 percent, down 11 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal.

Corn dough reached 12 percent, down 10 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal.

Oklahoma sorghum headed reached 28 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal.

Sorghum coloring reached 9 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 2 points from normal.

Soybeans emerged reached 90 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Soybeans blooming reached 28 percent, down 11 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal.

Peanuts pegging reached 45 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal.

Cotton squaring reached 59 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal.

Cotton setting bolls reached 18 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal.

The cotton crop is rated 50 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair, and 10 percent poor to very poor.

The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 93 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 1 point from normal.

The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 37 percent, down 17 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal.

Pasture and range condition was rated at 79 percent good to fair.

Livestock condition was rated at 81 percent good to fair.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.


For Kansas, winter wheat is just shy of a completed harvest at 98 percent.

For the corn crop, silking was 76 percent, shy one point to last year’s average. Dough was 24 percent, down 10 percent from last year but up 11 percent from last week.

Corn condition rated 69 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.        

Soybeans blooming reached 60 for the state this week, up 12 percent from last week and down 6 percent from last year.

Soybeans setting pods was 24 percent, up 10 points from last week.

Kansas soybean condition rated 62 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.           

For the cotton crop, squaring was 81, near 80 of last year’s average, and ahead of 79 percent last week.

Kansas cotton setting bolls is 11 percent, ten points behind the previous year.

Cotton condition rated 61 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.       

Sorghum headed was 23 percent, up from the 12 points last week.

Kansas sorghum condition rated 67 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.               

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 56 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.


In Texas, corn silking reached 88 percent, down 4 points from the previous year but up 1 point from normal.

The Texas corn crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent, 28 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls reached 30 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and from normal.

Some cotton producers in the Northern High Plains sprayed for weeds.

Cotton was progressing well in the Low Plains and the Coastal Bend.

The Texas cotton crop is rated 53 percent good to excellent, 37 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum coloring reached 64 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but up 2 points from normal.

Grain Sorghum in the Blacklands was progressing well.

The Texas sorghum crop is rated 65 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming reached 77 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from normal.

Cantaloupe and watermelon harvest in the Southern High Plains continued.

Pecans in the Trans-Pecos and the Edwards Plateau were progressing well.

Insects were causing problems in some pastures throughout the state.

Livestock were progressing well in areas of the Edwards Plateau.

Supplemental feeding of livestock in South Texas began on a small scale.

Pasture and range condition was rated mostly good to fair, across the state.

To view the Texas report, click here.
   

 

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