US Corn Planting Nears Completion While OK, KS Wheat Crop Condition Declines Ahead of HarvestTue, 29 May 2018 17:35:12 CDT
The latest crop progress numbers released by USDA on Tuesday afternoon indicates the planting of the US corn crop is nearing its completion, while soybean planting is ahead of normal, now at about three quarters complete. The US winter wheat crop is still far from good quality but did see some very slight improvement overall in this report.
The US corn crop advanced 11 points this week, now at 92 percent complete, above last year and the 5 year average by 2 points. Illinois and Missouri have both completed their respective plantings with several other states not far behind. Pennsylvania and Michigan are still working to catch up to the rest of the Corn Belt at 59 percent and 64 percent complete, respectively. Corn emerged across the US is rated this week at 72 percent, taking a minor lead ahead of both the average and last year. The US Corn Crop condition rates this week at 16 excellent, 63 good, 18 fair, 2 poor and 1 very poor.
The US soybean crop planting climbed near 20 percentage points this week, up from 56 last week to 77 this week, higher than the 5-year average by 15 points. Soybeans emerged for the US rate at 47 percent, well above the average of 32 and last year’s 34. Grain Sorghum planting has maintained its lead ahead of the crop’s normal pace this week by five points, now at 49 percent complete.
Finally, cotton planting continues to do well, increasing from 52 points from last week to 62 percent complete this week - up 1 point above last year and up 3 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 condition rates this week at 63 percent poor to very poor, 26 fair and 11 good to excellent. Wheat headed reached 97 percent complete this week. Canola coloring reached 71 percent, down 18 points from the previous year. Canola’s condition this week rates 57 poor to very poor, 28 fair and 15 good to excellent. Corn planted reached 92 percent, up 8 points from the previous year. Corn emerged reached 76 percent, down 2 points from the previous year. Corn’s condition in Oklahoma rates this week 3 poor to very poor, 21 fair and 76 good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 39 percent, down 2 points from the previous year. Soybeans planted reached 50 percent, up 21 points from the previous year. Soybeans emerged reached 18 percent, up 3 points from the previous year. Cotton planted reached 45 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 10 points from normal. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 85 percent good to fair.
Click or tap here for the complete Oklahoma Crop Weather report as of May 29th.
In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 15 percent very poor, 33 poor, 35 fair, 15 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 89 percent, behind 97 last year, and near 91 for the five-year average. Coloring was 15 percent, well behind 37 last year, and behind 22 average. Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 35 fair, 49 good, and 8 excellent. Corn planted was 93 percent, ahead of 80 last year and 88 average. Emerged was 81 percent, ahead of 62 last year and 66 average. Soybeans planted was 65 percent, well ahead of 39 last year and 37 average. Emerged was 42 percent, well ahead of 22 last year and 18 average. Sorghum planted was 20 percent, ahead of 10 last year and 14 average. Cotton planted was 62 percent, well ahead of 29 last year and 25 average. Pasture and range conditions rated 8 percent very poor, 21 poor, 42 fair, 27 good, and 2 excellent.
Click or tap here for the Kansas Crop Weather details released on Monday afternoon.
Finally, in Texas, wheat harvest was getting underway in the Southern Low Plains, the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands. Meanwhile harvest continued to progress in East Texas, the Edwards Plateau, and South Texas. Oats harvest was in full swing in the Blacklands.
Meanwhile, cotton planting was ongoing in the Northern Plains. Cotton was emerging in the Blacklands and starting to square in South Texas. Cotton, corn and sorghum were showing signs of drought stress in the Upper Coast. Corn in the Blacklands was entering the silking stage.
Wheat’s condition this week rates 2 excellent, 16 good, 28 fair, 27 poor and 27 very poor. Winter wheat headed reached 94 percent complete this week, 6 points behind the previous year and 5 behind the average. Harvested reached 20 percent complete this week, 2 behind last year and 7 above the average.
Cotton planted in Texas is at 51 percent complete, on par with last year and 4 points ahead of the average. Squaring is even with last year and ahead of the average by 5 points at 11 percent complete. Corn planted reached 90 this week, behind last year by 5 and the average by 1. Emerged rates at 83 percent this week ahead of the average by 2 and behind last year by 2 points. Silked reached 29 percent this week, even with last year and 5 above the average. Sorghum planted this week reached 92 percent, ahead of last year by 6 points and the average by 13. Pasture and range condition was mostly rated fair to good. Pasture and rangeland this week rates 27 percent good to excellent, 42 fair, 31 poor to very poor.
For the complete Texas Crop Weather report- click or tap here.
Both the Oklahoma and Kansas crop declined this week versus a week ago while Texas on the other hand saw a fair amount of improvement in its condition. Oklahoma's poor to very poor rating increased by 2 percentage points from 61 percent a week ago to 63 percent this week. The Kansas crop declined, from 47 percent last week to 48 percent poor to very poor this week - and the Texas wheat crop improved from 62 percent poor to very poor last week to 54 percent poor to very poor this week.
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