Wheat Harvest in Oklahoma Nearly Halfway Complete as US Corn, Soybean Crops Progress NicelyMon, 11 Jun 2018 16:54:26 CDT
According to the USDA Crop Progress report released Monday, June 11, 2018 the US corn crop is now 94 percent emerged, ahead of both the year before and the average by 1 and 2 points, respectively. Cornís condition across the US rates this week 4 poor to very poor, 19 fair and 77 good to excellent. Meanwhile, soybean planting in the US is 93 percent complete for this season, ahead last year by 2 points and the average by 8 points. The US soybean crop is reported this week at 83 percent emerged, above year prior by 9 points and well ahead of the average of 69 by 14 points. The US soybean crop condition this week rates 4 poor to very poor, 22 fair and 74 good to excellent. Nationwide, winter wheatís condition is rated currently at 35 percent poor to very poor, 27 fair and 38 good to excellent with 91 percent of the crop headed and as of this week 14 percent harvested.
You can view the complete US Crop Progress report issued this week by the USDA, by clicking here.
Checking in on our three-state region in the Southern Plains - In Oklahoma, winter wheat harvested reached 49 percent, up 1 point from the previous year. Wheatís condition this week in Oklahoma rates 62 percent poor to very poor, 30 fair and 8 percent good to excellent. Canolaís condition this week rates 62 percent poor to very poor, 25 fair and 13 good to excellent. Canola harvested reached 52 percent, down 9 points from the previous year. Corn emerged reached 91 percent, down 2 points from the previous year. Corn silk reached 2 percent, down 4 points from the previous year. Cornís condition is rated at 3 poor to very poor, 20 fair and 77 good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 54 percent, down 11 points from the previous year. Sorghum condition in Oklahoma is at 9 poor to very poor, 44 fair and 47 good to excellent. Soybeans planted reached 68 percent, up 10 points from the previous year. Soybeans emerged reached 38 percent, up 10 points from the previous year. Soybean condition is rated at 5 poor to very poor, 35 fair and 60 good to excellent. Cotton planted reached 82 percent, down 2 points from the previous year. Cotton squaring reached 10 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and up 6 points from normal. Cottonís condition is rated 22 poor to very poor, 48 fair and 30 good to excellent. Conditions of pasture and range were rated at 18 poor to very poor, 37 fair and 45 good to excellent.
Click here to view the complete Crop Progress report for Oklahoma.
In Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 15 percent very poor, 32 poor, 37 fair, 15 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 80 percent, near 82 last year, but ahead of 67 for the five-year average. Mature was 29 percent, equal to last year. Harvested was 2 percent, near 3 last year, and equal to average. Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 33 fair, 49 good, and 11 excellent. Corn emerged was 96 percent, ahead of 86 last year and 90 average. Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 38 fair, 51 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was 89 percent, ahead of 77 last year, and well ahead of 67 average. Emerged was 75 percent, ahead of 57 last year, and well ahead of 46 average. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 40 fair, 52 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum planted was 69 percent, well ahead of 48 last year, and ahead of 51 average. Headed was 1 percent. Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 36 fair, 62 good, and 1 excellent. Cotton planted was 91 percent, ahead of 78 last year, and well ahead of 68 average. Squaring was 1 percent. Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 18 poor, 44 fair, 30 good, and 2 excellent.
Click here to view the complete Crop Progress report for Kansas.
Finally, in Texas, winter wheat in the Northern High Plains ripened quickly. Wheat producers in the Northern Plains were expecting harvest to begin soon. Wheat harvest was winding down in the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands. Winter wheatís condition is rated this week at 34 percent very poor, 27 poor, 24 fair and 15 percent good to excellent with 58 percent of the crop harvested so far, higher than the average by 18 points but below last yearís rating at this time by 12 points. The Texas corn crop is 95 percent emerged this week with a condition rating of 19 poor to very poor, 35 fair and 46 good to excellent. Cotton planted in Texas is at 88 percent complete this week, above last year by 1 point and the average by 4 points. Cotton squaring in the Lone Star State is at 14 percent complete, on par with last year and above the average by 4 points. Cottonís condition this week there rates 31 poor to very poor, 43 fair, and 26 good to excellent. Sorghum planting was completed in Texas this week, with 50 percent of the crop headed sporting a condition rating this week of 37 poor to very poor, 39 fair and 24 good to excellent. Pasture and range condition this week rate 43 poor to very poor, 39 fair and 18 good to excellent.
Click here for a look at the complete Crop Progress report for Texas this week.
Oklahoma and Kansas both saw minor improvement in the quality of their respective wheat crops this week, while the Texas crop again declined. Oklahomaís crop improved by 1 point from last week, moving the dial from 63 percent poor to very poor to 62 percent this week. The Kansas crop also improved, but by 2 percentage points from 49 percent last week to 47 percent poor to very poor this week. And in Texas, the cropís condition fell again from 58 percent poor to very poor last week to 61 percent this week.
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