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Crop Report Shows Significant Progress Made in Both Corn and Soybean Harvest Since Last Week

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:00:16 CDT

Crop Report Shows Significant Progress Made in Both Corn and Soybean Harvest Since Last Week In the latest crop progress report released Monday, October 23, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop condition slightly better from a week ago, at 66 percent good to excellent, 23 percent fair and 11 percent poor to very poor. Corn maturity nationwide climbed from 90 to 96 percent this week, just behind the five-year of 97 percent. Corn is 38 percent harvested across the nation, well behind the average of 59 percent. The US soybean crop has almost completely dropped its leaves rated at 97 percent this week. Soybeans harvest have reached up to 70 percent nationally, trailing the average of 73 percent. Pasture and rangeland for the US rates have improved some this past week, rated now at 8 percent very poor, 16 poor, 34 fair, 37 good and 5 excellent. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.

According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 72 percent, down 13 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 55 percent, down 8 points from normal. Canola planted reached 86 percent, down 8 points from normal. Canola emerged reached 51 percent, down 22 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 70 percent, down 15 points from normal. Sorghum mature reached 93 percent, unchanged from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 54 percent, down 8 points from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 75 percent, down 2 points from the previous year but up 28 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 23 percent, down 9 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 94 percent, up 2 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 22 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but up 3 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 88 percent good to fair. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 67 percent, behind 82 last year and 86 for the five-year average. Emerged was 41 percent, well behind 61 last year 63 average. Corn mature was 95 percent, behind 100 last year, and near 99 average. Harvested was 65 percent, well behind 85 last year, and behind 82 average. Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 12 poor, 36 fair, 41 good, and 6 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 96 percent, near 94 last year and 95 average. Harvested was 56 percent, ahead of 49 last year, and near 55 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Sorghum mature was 87 percent, behind 94 last year, and near 89 average. Harvested was 24 percent, well behind 54 last year and 45 average. Cotton condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 29 fair, 55 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 87 percent, ahead of 82 last year, and near 83 average. Harvested was 9 percent, near 8 both last year and average. Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 14 poor, 35 fair, 44 good, and 3 excellent. To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.

In Texas, armyworms continued to be an issue in small grain fields in the Southern Plains, the Northern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. Some producers have been forced to replant the fields due to the worms. Winter wheat planted is rated this week at 70 percent complete, compared to 67 last year and 70 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 53 percent, ahead of last year by 12 and ahead of the average by 6. Currently, 98 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature, equal to last year and ahead of the average by 2. Corn harvested is up 3 points this week from last at 83 percent, on par with the average. Cotton harvested is at 31 percent, ahead of the average by 3. Cotton’s condition is rated 49 good to excellent, 35 fair, 16 poor to very poor. Sorghum in the state has reached 92 percent mature, behind last year by 1 and ahead of the average by 1. Meanwhile 80 percent of the state’s sorghum crop has been harvested, ahead of the average by 5. Pasture and range conditions have remained unchanged from last week, rated at 44 percent good to excellent statewide, 36 fair and 20 percent poor to very poor. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.



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