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Incremental Declines in Condition of Wheat Crops Across the Plains Noted After Weekend Cold Snap

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:46:46 CDT

Incremental Declines in Condition of Wheat Crops Across the Plains Noted After Weekend Cold Snap In this week’s Crop Progress report released on Monday, April 16, 2018 the USDA rates the US wheat crop’s condition dropping 2 points from the last report to 37 percent poor to very poor, 32 fair and 31 percent good to excellent, up 1 point from the week before. Wheat headed this week rates approximately 9 percent complete nationally, up from 3 percent last week and trailing last year’s rate of 18 and 10 the average. Corn planted this week rates 3 percent complete, behind 6 last year and 5 the average. To view this complete report, click or tap here.



In Oklahoma, winter wheat’s condition is rated 65 percent poor to very poor, 27 fair and 8 good to excellent. Winter wheat jointing reached 75 percent, down 16 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Winter wheat headed reached 15 percent, down 20 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Canola’s condition rates this week 63 percent poor to very poor, 25 fair and 12 good to excellent. Canola blooming reached 43 percent, down 44 points from the previous year. Sorghum planted reached 5 percent, down 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 31 percent poor to very poor, 49 fair and 20 percent good to excellent. To view this complete report, click or tap here.



In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 14 percent very poor, 32 poor, 42 fair, 11 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 22 percent, well behind 62 last year and 51 for the five-year average. Corn planted was 6 percent, near 8 last year, and behind 15 average. To view this complete report, click or tap here.



In Texas, winter wheat condition rated this week at 13 percent good to excellent, 24 fair, and 63 percent poor to very poor. Wheat headed this week is 40 percent complete, up from 17 the week prior but behind last year at this time by 9 points and up by 8 points compared to the average. Corn planted this week reached 60 percent complete, on par with last year and ahead of the average by 6 points. Emerged is at 43 percent this week, behind last year by 10 and ahead of the average by 1. Cotton planted is modestly ahead of schedule at 13 percent, ahead of last year by 2 and the average by 3. Sorghum planted is at 64 percent complete this week ahead of last year by 7 and the average by 13. Pasture and range condition this week rates 36 percent good to excellent, 40 fair, 24 poor to very poor. To view this complete report, click or tap here.



Compared to a week ago- the Oklahoma Poor to Very Poor number is 8 points worse than the 57% poor to very poor- while the Kansas crop worsened by 2 points at 46% this week compared to last, and the Texas crop declined by 2 percentage points (61% last week- 63% this week).




   

 

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