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Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Just Shy of Completion While Other Crops Continue To Make Headway

Mon, 12 Jul 2021 17:35:37 CDT

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest Just Shy of Completion While Other Crops Continue To Make Headway With wheat harvest at more than halfway complete across the nation, Oklahoma is near completion while other crops continue to make strides forward, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

Up 7 points from last week, 97 percent of the Oklahoma wheat crop has been harvested compared to the 90 percent last week, inching closer and closer to another completed harvest season.

Overall, in the 18 major winter wheat producing states, harvest is 59 percent complete, compared to the 66 percent a year ago.

Remaining stagnant to a year ago, corn silking reports 26 percent complete, up 16 percent from last week.

Within the top 18 producing states, the corn crop is rated 65 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans are continuing to grow with 46 percent reported blooming, up 17 percent from last week and equal to last year’s average.

In terms of setting pods, 10 percent have reported for this week compared to 3 percent last week and 10 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, 55 percent of the cotton crop is squaring (up 13 percent from last week), and 16 percent is reporting setting bolls (up 5 percent from last week).

Arizona leads the pack with 57 of cotton setting bolls and 97 percent of cotton squaring reported.

The cotton crop is rated 56 percent good to excellent, 35 percent fair and 9 percent poor to very poor.

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

Of the top six states, 29 percent report sorghum headed, up 7 percent from last week.

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

The sorghum crop is rated 70 percent good to excellent, considerably better than the 46 percent at this time last year. The balance of the sorghum crop is rated 25 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.

Across 48 states, pasture and rangeland acres are rated 34 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and unfortunate 39 percent poor to very poor.

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

For Kansas, winter wheat harvested reached 85%, behind 93% last year, and near 89% for the five-year average.

For the corn crop, silking was 37%, behind 44% both last year and average. Dough was 4%, near 8% last year and 6% average.

Corn condition rated 70 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.        

Kansas soybean condition rated 62 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 6 percent poor to very poor.           

Soybeans emerged was 96%, near 100% last year and 97% average.

Blooming was 38%, near 41% last year, but ahead of 31% average.

Setting pods was 5%, equal to last year, and near 4% average.

Kansas sorghum condition rated 73 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and only 2 percent poor to very poor.              

Sorghum headed was 9%, equal to last year, and near 7% average.

Cotton condition rated 65 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 5 percent poor to very poor.       

Cotton squaring was 62%, near 60% last year, and well ahead of 42% average.

Kansas cotton setting bolls was 1%, behind 7% last year, and near 3% average.

Sunflowers planted was 95%, equal to both last year and average.

Kansas pasture and range conditions rated 64 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 7 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Kansas report, click here.

In Texas, winter wheat harvested for grain reached 94 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Winter wheat harvest was delayed in the Northern High Plains due to wet weather.

Producers were nearly finished baling the first cutting of hay in areas of the Edwards Plateau.

Corn silking reached 81 percent, up 2 points from the previous year and up 9 points from normal.

Corn was progressing well in the Northern High Plains with recent precipitation.

Corn silage harvest commenced in the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands.

The Texas corn crop is rated 68 percent good to excellent, 24 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls reached 15 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and from normal.

Cotton producers in some areas of the Southern High Plains were treating for cotton fleahoppers.

Cotton in some areas of the Low Plains was struggling with too much precipitation.

The Texas cotton crop is rated 43 percent good to excellent, 45 percent fair and 12 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum coloring reached 51 percent, unchanged from the previous year and from normal.

Grain sorghum in the Blacklands and the Edwards Plateau was progressing well.

The sorghum crop is rated 67 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 8 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming reached 72 percent, up 8 points from the previous year and up 12 points from normal.

Sunflowers planted reached 97 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal.

Cantaloupe and watermelon harvest was underway in the Southern High Plains.

Peach and watermelon harvest in the Cross Timbers continued.

Cantaloupes and watermelons in the Trans-Pecos were progressing well.

Irrigation operations continued in Pecan orchards in the Edwards Plateau. Vegetable crops in South Texas were maintaining production.

Livestock in South Texas were progressing well. Although varied across the state, pasture and range condition was rated mostly good to fair.

Pasture and range conditions were rated 59 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 14 percent poor to very poor.

To view the Texas report, click here.


   

 

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