Wheat Crop Remarkably Better in 2015 Compared to
2014- At Least in Texas and Oklahoma- Crop Ratings
First National Weekly Crop Progress report of the
2015 growing season was released on Monday
afternoon- and the first national planting stats
of the season are available for Cotton and Grain
Sorghum. For both crops, planting is behind the
five year average. For the cotton planting season,
there is a total of two percent of the US crop
that has been planted thus far in the 15 major
cotton growing states- versus the five year
average for this date of six percent planted.
national grain sorghum planted stats shows nine
percent of the crop now planted nationally- versus
fifteen percent normally planted by this date.
Click here for our links to the
National Crop Progress report- and more details on
cotton and milo planting- as well as the 2015
winter wheat crop.
the Kansas Wheat crop is not in that great of
shape- and the numbers show that there is not a
ton of difference with the nation's number one
wheat producing state this year versus 2014.
Kansas crop only shows 33% in good to excellent
condition, 44% fair and 23% poor to very poor. The
2015 Kansas crop is not in much different shape in
the first week of April as the 2014 wheat crop
was- the 2014 ratings show 29% good to excellent,
44% fair and 27% poor to very poor. Click here for this week's stats
for the Oklahoma April 6th report- the Oklahoma
wheat crop slips one percentage point from a week
ago at 43% good to excellent shape versus 44% a
week ago- while we are just getting by when it
comes to moisture for this year's crop- consider
where we were a year ago by this date when we had
gone with virtually no moisture all the way back
to the fall months right after planting- the 2014
winter wheat crop in Oklahoma had none of the crop
rated excellent and 15% rated good, 37% fair and
48% rated poor to very poor.
current Oklahoma wheat crop ratings may be too
optimistic- and could decline drastically if no
rain is received in the northwestern quarter of
the state really soon.
Click here for the Crop Weather
Update for Oklahoma this first week of April,
2015. In Contrast- here's the 2014 Crop Weather
update for the first week of April, 2014- you
can see how desperate we already were because of
no rain from October to April.
the Texas wheat crop is so much better than a year
ago- it is truly remarkable.
Texas 2015 wheat crop is 54% in good to excellent
condition, 35% in fair shape and only 11% in poor
to very poor condition. The 2015 Wheat Crop is in
FAR BETTER shape than the crop of 2014 was- only
13% was rated good to excellent last year at this
point, 24% was rated fair and the great majority
of the crop- 63%- was in poor to very poor
Click here for the latest Crop
Weather details for Texas.