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Poor OK and KS Wheat Conditions Get Minor Bump While Corn Planting Nears Completion this Week

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:49:36 CDT

Poor OK and KS Wheat Conditions Get Minor Bump While Corn Planting Nears Completion this Week The latest crop progress numbers released by USDA on Monday afternoon indicates advanced progress made in the planting of our national corn crop, while soybean planting keeps up a bit faster pace than normal. Wheat crops in the Southern Plains are still far from good quality but did see minor improvement in both Oklahoma and Kansas, while the Texas crop declined some again in this report.

The US corn crop advanced nearly 20 points this week, now at 81 percent complete, on par with the 5 year average and catching things up for the season. Some of the “I” states are nearing completion such as Illinois, now 96 percent complete with planting. Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee are all more than 90 percent complete as well. Pennsylvania is the furthest behind, with only 35 percent of its crop planted and only about halfway where it normally is this time of year. Nationwide, there is 50 percent emergence reported this week, 3 points above what is typical.

The US soybean crop planting season also progressed about 20 percentage points this week, up from 35 last week to 56 this week, higher than the 5-year average by 12 points. Grain Sorghum planting has exceeded its normal pace this week by a single point, now at 39 percent complete.

Finally, cotton planting is doing well, increasing 16 points from last week to 52 percent complete - up 3 points now above last year and up 7 points above the average.

To review the complete Crop Progress report released on Monday afternoon- click or tap here.

Checking in on our southern plains states- Oklahoma’s wheat crop this week rates 61 percent poor to very poor, 27 fair and 12 good to excellent. Wheat headed this week is 96 percent complete, above the average by 1. Canola’s condition in Oklahoma this week rates 58 percent poor to very poor, 28 fari and 14 good to excellent. Canola blooming reached 90 percent, down 10 points from the previous year. Canola coloring reached 28 percent, down 49 points from the previous year. Corn planted reached 80 percent, up 4 points from the previous year. Corn emerged reached 60 percent, down 8 points from the previous year. Sorghum planted reached 30 percent, down 7 points from the previous year. Soybeans planted reached 36 percent, up 11 points from the previous year. Soybeans emerged reached 7 percent, down 1 point from the previous year. Cotton planted reached 40 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 14 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 84 percent fair to good. Livestock condition was rated at 92 percent good to fair.

Click or tap here for the complete Oklahoma Crop Weather report as of May 20th.

In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 15 percent very poor, 32 poor, 38 fair, 14 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 96 percent. Headed was 71 percent, well behind 93 last year, and behind 80 for the five-year average. Corn planted was 82 percent, ahead of 69 last year, and near 79 average. Emerged was 56 percent, ahead of 46 last year and 49 average. Soybeans planted was 50 percent, well ahead of 25 last year and 24 average. Emerged was 21 percent, ahead of 12 last year and 8 average. Sorghum planted was 8 percent, near 4 last year and 6 average. Cotton planted was 30 percent, well ahead of 7 last year, and ahead of 12 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 9 percent very poor, 22 poor, 44 fair, 23 good, and 2 excellent.

Click or tap here for the Kansas Crop Weather details released on Monday afternoon.

Finally, in Texas, Weather conditions were mostly dry and warm through the early part of the week, however thunderstorms arrived late week, bringing much needed precipitation.

Winter wheat in the Northern High Plains was being cut for hay or grazed. In some areas of the Northern Plains, producers are hoping to salvage enough of the wheat crop for use as next year’s seed. Producers in the Blacklands and the Edwards Plateau had begun harvesting wheat, while wheat and oats harvest continued in South and South Central Texas.

Wheat’s condition this week rates 2 excellent, 14 good, 22 fair, 29 poor and 33 very poor. Winter wheat headed reached 93 percent complete this week, 4 points behind the previous year and 2 ahead of the average. Harvested reached 12 percent complete this week, 6 behind last year and 5 above the average.

Corn and cotton planting continued in the High Plains. Cotton was irrigated in the Upper Coast, South Texas and the Lower Valley. Wireworms became a concern in early emerged cotton and corn fields in the Southern High Plains. Corn and sorghum continued to progress in the Blacklands. Corn in South Central Texas was starting to tassel, but was also showing signs of stress due to lack of moisture. Cotton planted in Texas is at 43 percent complete, ahead of last year by 4 points and the average by 10 points. Squaring is even with last year and ahead of the average by 3 points at 8 percent complete. Corn planted reached 88 this week, up marginally from last year and the average by 2 and 4 points respectively. Emerged rates at 81 percent this week ahead of the average by 8 and ahead of last year by 6 points. Silked reached 24 percent this week, 5 points ahead of last year and 9 above the average. Sorghum planted this week reached 90 percent, ahead of last year by 9 points and the average by 14. Pasture and range condition was mostly rated fair to good. Pasture and rangeland this week rates 5 percent excellent, 25 good, 39 fair, 21 poor and 10 very poor.

For the complete Texas Crop Weather report- click or tap here.

Oklahoma’s crop actually improved slightly this week versus a week ago as did the Kansas crop while Texas on the other hand saw a minor decline in its condition. Oklahoma's poor to very poor rating decreased by 4 percentage points from 65 percent a week ago to 61 percent this week. The Kansas crop improved, from 51 percent last week to 47 percent poor to very poor this week - and the Texas wheat crop declined from 59 percent poor to very poor last week to 62 percent poor to very poor this week.



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