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Planting Progress Continues to Lag as Wet Weather Lingers - Corn Crop 58% Planted, Soybeans 29%

Tue, 28 May 2019 19:45:59 CDT

Planting Progress Continues to Lag as Wet Weather Lingers - Corn Crop 58% Planted, Soybeans 29% The Midwest, on the tail end of a two-week inundation of rainfall, remains flooded and saturated, stalling planting progress that is already well behind average. The Department of Agricultureís Crop Progress report, released Tuesday, reports that as of May 26, the 18 top producing states reached 58 percent completion of corn plantings, compared to the five-year average of 90 percent. Indiana, Ohio and South Dakota have planted less than 30 percent of their respective corn crops. Meanwhile, just 29 percent of the nationís soybean crop is planted, compared to 74 percent last year, and the five-year average of 66 percent. Many states have planted less than 20 percent of their intended soybean acres, including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and South Dakota. Just 32 percent of the nationís corn crop has emerged, along with just 11 percent of soybeans. Forecasters from the website Weather2020 suggest more wet conditions will continue through June, when the jet stream normally lifts and weakens weather systems across the corn belt, further hampering planting.

Click here to view the complete USDA Crop Progress Report release Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Across the Southern Plains -

In Oklahoma, winter wheat headed reached 96 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 3 points from normal. Wheatís condition in Oklahoma this week rates 4 percent poor to very poor, 23 fair and 73 percent good to excellent. Corn planted reached 63 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 24 points from normal. Corn emerged reached 53 percent, down 21 points from the previous year and down 23 points from normal. Sorghum planted reached 14 percent, down 24 points from the previous year and down 29 points from normal. Soybeans planted reached 32 percent, down 16 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Soybeans emerged reached 3 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Cotton planted reached 24 percent, down 20 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 1 poor to very poor, 21 fair and 78 percent good to excellent.

To view the Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 45 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 84 percent, near 86 last year, and behind 93 for the five-year average. Coloring was 7 percent. Corn planted was 70 percent, well behind 91 last year, and behind 88 average. Emerged was 49 percent, well behind 77 last year and 69 average. Soybeans planted was 22 percent, well behind 63 last year, and behind 41 average. Emerged was 12 percent, well behind 39 last year, and behind 22 average. Sorghum planted was 4 percent, behind 18 last year and 13 average. Cotton planted was 24 percent, well behind 57 last year, and near 28 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 13 excellent.

To view the Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.

And across Texas, the stateís wheat harvest is well underway this week with 11 percent of its crop now harvested, slightly behind last yearís pace of 19 percent for this time and 13 percent on average. Corn planted in Texas is at 93 percent this week, ahead of 90 last year and 89 the average. Emerged is at 81 percent, on par with normal but behind 83 last year. Silked is at 18 percent this week, behind 28 last year and 24 the average. Sorghum planted is at 85 percent this week, failing to meet last yearís 100 percent and the normal pace of 94 percent. Headed is at 28 percent, between 29 last year and 26 the normal. Soybeans planted is at 70 currently, behind 79 last year and 74 the average. Emerged is at 55 percent, compared to 66 the previous year and 61 the average. Finally in cotton, planted is at 48 percent, between 50 last year and 44 the five-year average. Squaring is at just 7 percent, equal to the average but behind last year by 4. Pasture and range conditions in Texas are currently reported at 17 percent excellent, 53 good, 24 fair, 5 poor and 1 very poor.

To view the Texas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.



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