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Winter Wheat Planting Nears Completion Across the Plains as Pastures Continue to Slowly Develop

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:07:40 CST

Winter Wheat Planting Nears Completion Across the Plains as Pastures Continue to Slowly Develop In the latest crop progress report released Monday, November 6, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture rated the US corn crop’s harvest at 70 percent complete compared to 54 percent a week ago and last year’s progress at this same time at 84 percent - and lagging behind the average of 83 percent. The US soybean crop is 90 percent harvested, up from 83 percent last week and just behind last year’s 92 percent and the average of 91. For the complete USDA Crop Progress report, click here.




According to the weekly crop progress report from USDA, Oklahoma winter wheat planted reached 90 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 78 percent, down 4 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal. Winter wheat conditions are rated this week at 42 percent good to excellent, 49 fair and 9 poor to very poor. Canola emerged reached 85 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 7 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 90 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 6 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 69 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 11 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 40 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 3 points from normal. To view the complete Oklahoma Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 93 percent, near 95 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Emerged was 73 percent, behind 83 last year and 85 average. Corn harvested was 88 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 63 percent, behind 81 last year and 74 average. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 97 percent, near 94 both last year and average. Harvested was 17 percent, near 20 last year, and behind 27 average.
To view the complete Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




In Texas, winter wheat planted is rated this week at 85 percent complete, compared to 84 last year and 83 the average. Winter wheat emerged has reached 69 percent, equal to last year and ahead of the average by 2. Winter wheat condition is rated this week at 49 percent good to excellent, 37 fair and 14 poor to very poor. Currently, corn harvested is up 4 points this week from last at 92 percent complete, just behind the average of 93. Cotton bolls in Texas are 93 percent open. Cotton harvested is at 44 percent, equal to the average and ahead of last year by 6. Sorghum harvest in the state has reached 84 percent complete, ahead of last year by 1 and the average by 2. To view the complete Texas Crop Progress and Condition Report, click here.




   

 

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