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Southwest Corn Crop Suffers Significantly Due to Drought Conditions

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:02:55 CDT

Southwest Corn Crop Suffers Significantly Due to Drought Conditions The return of precipitation across parts of the country and a break in the extreme heat helped corn and soybean conditions remain mostly stable last week, but in the Southwest, cotton acreage is burning up from heat and drought conditions.

Nationwide Corn:
Corn silking for the U.S. reached 80 percent, down 9 percentage points from last year and 5 points from the average. Corn dough reached 26 percent, down 9 points from last year and 5 points from the average. Corn conditions for the states in the report rated 61 percent good to excellent(same as last week), 25 percent fair and 14 percent poor to very poor.

Nationwide Cotton:
Cotton squaring reached 89 percent, up 8 percentage points from the previous year and up 2 points from the average. Cotton setting bolls reached 58 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 8 percentage points from the average. Cotton conditions were rated 38 percent good to excellent(4 point improvement from last week), 34 percent fair and 28 percent poor to very poor.

Nationwide Soybeans:
Soybeans blooming reached 79 percent, down 6 percentage points from last year and down 1 point from the average. Soybeans setting pods reached 44 percent, down 8 percentage points from last year and down 7 points from the average. Soybean conditions rated 60 percent good to excellent(up one point from last week), 29 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and Range:
The latest US Pasture and Range Conditions were unchanged from a week ago- at 25% good to excellent. The worse state in the US continues to be Texas- and Texas pasture and range ratings slipped another 2 percentage points to 91% poor to very poor this week versus last.

To see the United States Crop Progress Report, click here.

Oklahoma:

Corn silk reached 85 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 6 points from normal. Corn dough reached 25 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 5 points from normal. Corn conditions were rated 54 good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 17 percent poor to very poor.
Soybeans blooming reached 43 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 12 percent. Soybean conditions were rated 42 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor.
Cotton squaring reached 85 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Cotton setting bolls reached 32 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Cotton conditions were rated 7 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 54 percent poor to very poor.
Peanuts pegging reached 60 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Peanut conditions were rated 76 percent good to excellent, and 24 percent fair.
Hay:
In Central Oklahoma, hay is in short supply. The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 60 percent, up 12 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. The second cutting of other hay reached 50 percent, up 11 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. The third cutting of other hay reached 2 percent.

Pasture, Range and Livestock:
Pasture and range conditions were rated 22 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 45 percent poor to very poor. The good to excellent ratings for Oklahoma is an improvement of 2 points versus a week ago (and with the rains in northern Oklahoma- those conditions should improve again next week). Livestock conditions were rated 42 percent good to excellent 42 percent fair and 16 percent poor to very poor.

To see the Oklahoma Crop Progress Report, click here.

Kansas:

Corn silk reached 74 percent, down 8 percent from last year and down 11 points from the average. Corn dough reached 29 percent, down 14 percentage points from last year and down 13 points from the average. Corn conditions were rated 36 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 33 percent poor to very poor.
Cotton squaring reached 98 percent, up 14 percentage points from last year and up 19 percent from the average. Cotton setting boils reached 61 percent, up 23 percentage points from last year and up 35 percent from average. Cotton conditions rated 30 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 30 percent poor to very poor.
Soybeans setting pods reached 25 percent, down 12 percent from last year and the average. Soybean conditions were rated 46 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 19 percent poor to very poor.
Sorghum headed reached 21 percent, down 19 percentage points from last year and 7 points from the average. Sorghum coloring reached 3 percent, up 2 percentage points from last year and the average. Sorghum conditions rated 35 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and 35 percent poor to very poor.
Range and Pasture:
Range and pasture conditions were rated 22 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 49 percent poor to very poor.

To see the Kansas Crop Progress Report, click here.

Texas:

Corn silk reached 90 percent, down 2 percentage points from last year and down 3 points from the average. Corn dough reached 69 percent down 3 percentage points from the previous year and 2 points from the average. Corn dented reached 60 percent, up 3 points from the previous year up 2 points from the average. Corn matured reached 36 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and up one point from the average. Corn harvested reached 8 percent, up 8 percentage points from the previous year and down 1 point from the average. Corn conditions were rated 20 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 50 percent poor to very poor.
Cotton squaring reached 86 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 2 points from the average. Cotton setting bolls reached 52 percent, up 12 points from the previous year and the average. Bolls opening reached 7 percent, up 7 percentage points from the previous year and down 1 point from the average. Cotton conditions were rated 36 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor.
Peanuts pegging reached 57 percent, even with the previous year and down 1 point from the average. Peanut conditions were rated 31 percent good to excellent, 54 percent fair and 15 percent poor to very poor.
Sorghum headed reached 86 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from the average. Sorghum matured reached 48 percent, down one percentage point from last year and down 5 points from the average. Sorghum harvested reached 36 percent, up 36 percentage points from the previous year and up 3 points from the average. Sorghum conditions rated 16 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 48 percent poor to very poor.
Soybeans blooming reached 82 percent, up 2 percentage points from last year and down one point from the average. Soybeans setting pods reached 58 percent, up 2 percentage points from the previous year and 3 points from the average. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 7 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 2 points from the average. Soybean conditions rated 30 percent good to excellent, 42 percent fair and 28 percent poor to very poor.

Range and Pasture:
Range and pasture conditions were rated 1 percent good, 8 percent fair and 91 percent poor to very poor- a two point increase in the poor to very poor ratings compared to last week.

To see the Texas Crop Progress Report, click here.


   

 

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