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Wheat Harvest Reports Nearly Halfway Complete While Other Crops Continue To Improve According To The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:05:08 CDT

Wheat Harvest Reports Nearly Halfway Complete While Other Crops Continue To Improve According To The Latest USDA Crop Progress Report Combines are continuing to harvest across the southern Plains after being stalled by precipitation and most of the summer crops are continuing to make progress according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Up 10 points from last week, 90 percent of the Oklahoma wheat crop has been harvested compared to the 80 percent last week and 99 percent for this date last year.

Overall, in the 18 major winter wheat producing states, harvest is 45 percent complete, compared to the 53 percent for the average on this date.

The winter wheat crop is rated 47 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 23 percent poor to very poor.

Within the top 18 producing states, the corn crop is rated 64 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans are continuing to grow with 29 percent reported blooming, up 15 percent from last week and equal to last year’s average.

In terms of setting pods, 3 percent have reported for this week compared to none percent last week and 2 percent last year.

The soybean crop is rated 59 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor.

Across the top 15 producing cotton states, 42 percent of the cotton crop is squaring (up 10 percent from last week), and 11 percent is reporting setting bolls (up 4 percent from last week).

Arizona leads the pack with 41 of cotton setting bolls and 88 percent of cotton squaring reported.

The cotton crop is rated 52 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 10 percent poor to very poor.

U.S. grain sorghum producers report sorghum is heading and coloring.

Of the top six states, 22 percent report sorghum headed, up 3 percent from last week.

14 percent report sorghum coloring, compared to zero last week.

The sorghum crop is rated 72 percent good to excellent, up three from last week and considerably better than the 48 percent at this time last year. The balance of the sorghum crop is rated 26 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and rangeland acres are rated 31 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and unfortunate 42 percent poor to very poor.

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

For Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 90 percent, up 10 points from last week but down 9 points from normal.

The Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 53 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 17 percent poor to very poor.

Canola acres harvested reached 78 percent, up 8 points from the previous week and 4 points from a year ago.

Corn silking reached 24 percent, up 9 points from the previous week and down 4 points from a year ago.

Oklahoma sorghum planted is nearly complete at 93 percent. Sorghum headed reported 4 percent, up 3 points from last week and equal to a year ago.

Soybeans planted reached 69 percent, up 4 points from last week previous year but down 14 points from normal.

Soybeans emerged reported 50 percent, up 8 points from last week but down 11 from last year.

Peanuts pegging reached 22 percent, consistent with a year ago.

Cotton planted reached 95 percent, equal to a year ago.

Cotton squaring reported 19 percent, up 8 points from last week and consistent with last year.

The second cutting of alfalfa hay reached 63 percent, compared to 49 percent last week and 68 percent a year ago.

The first cutting of other hay reached 86 percent, up 5 from the previous year.

Pasture and range condition was rated 70 percent good to excellent and 25 percent fair. Livestock condition was rated at 73 percent good to excellent and 24 percent fair.

To view the Oklahoma report, click here.

For Kansas, the winter wheat crop condition is rated 65 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.       

Winter wheat coloring was 98 percent, up four percent from last week.

Winter wheat mature was 96%, near 97% last year and 95% for the five-year average.

Harvested was 62%, behind 75% last year and 72% average.

Corn condition rated 75 percent good to excellent, 20 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.        

Corn silking was 18%, behind 24% last year and 27% average.

Kansas soybean condition rated 70 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 4 percent poor to very poor.           

Soybeans emerged was 92%, behind 97% last year, and near 94% average.

Blooming was 26%, near 27% last year, but ahead of 17% average.

Kansas sorghum condition rated 76 percent good to excellent, 20 percent fair and only 4 percent poor to very poor.              

Sorghum planted was 98%, near 97% last year and 96% average.

Headed was 1%, behind 6% both last year and average.

Cotton condition rated 48 percent good to excellent, 44 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.       

Cotton squaring was 42%, equal to last year, and ahead of 28% average.
Sunflowers planted was 93%, near 92% last year and 91% average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 67 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested for grain reached 85 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal.

Winter wheat harvest was further delayed in the Southern Low Plains due to rainfall.

Hay baling continued across the state.

Corn silking reached 70 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal.

The Texas corn crop is rated 71 percent good to excellent, 22 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls reached 13 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Early planted cotton in South Texas was beginning to set bolls.

Cotton squaring reached 34 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but up 5 points from normal.

The Texas cotton crop is rated 37 percent good to excellent, 50 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum coloring reached 46 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal.

Cotton and corn were progressing well in the Northern High Plain as sorghum planting was delayed due to weather conditions

The sorghum crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 3 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming reached 50 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 1 point from normal.

Soybeans and grain sorghum were being double cropped after winter wheat harvest in the Blacklands.

Sunflowers planted reached 90 percent, up 7 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal.

Watermelon, peas, sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables in North East Texas were being harvested.
Pecan orchards in some areas of the Edwards Plateau continued being irrigated. Watermelon harvest in the Lower Valley was nearing completion.

An increase in flies and armyworms in the Blacklands and East Texas was reported.

Cattle and calves were progressing well in the Cross Timbers.

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

Pasture and range conditions were rated 51 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 25 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


      


 

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