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US Corn and Soybean Crops Continue to Fall Further Behind in Development as Result of Late Planting

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 19:10:00 CDT

US Corn and Soybean Crops Continue to Fall Further Behind in Development as Result of Late Planting The United States Department of Agriculture on Monday, July 22, 2019 released its latest Crop Progress Report. After a week of oppressive heat across the Plains, crop ratings remained relatively unscathed from the previous report. Corn’s condition this week, according to the USDA, is slightly lower nationally at 57% good to excellent versus 58% last week and 72% last year. Illinois came in this week at 43% good to excellent. Indiana at 35%, Missouri at 33% and Ohio at 35% good to excellent. Corn silking is at 35% this week, behind 78% last year and 66% the average. Doughing is at 5% this week, below 16% last year and 10% the average. Soybean are reporting conditions of 54% good to excellent nationally this week, which is unchanged from last week and well below last year’s 70% good to excellent rating. USDA is reporting soybean setting pods at 7% versus the 20% five-year average. Blooming is at 40% this week, well-behind 76% last year and 66% on average. Illinois is reporting soybean conditions at 45% good to excellent, Indiana at 36%, Missouri at 41% and Ohio at 30% good to excellent. Winter wheat is rounding its harvest out at 69% harvested this week versus the average trade guess of 73%. Pasture and range conditions on a national level are overall favorable with 66% in good to excellent condition and only 9% in poor to very poor condition. This is in stark contrast compared to conditions one year ago when less than half of pasture and rangeland rated good to excellent at just 45% and over a quarter of land (26%) rated poor to very poor. California is currently in the worst shape at 40% poor to very poor followed by New Mexico (37%) and Arizona at 30% poor to very poor.


To review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report released on Monday, July 22, 2019, click or tap here.


Across the Southern Plains -   


In Oklahoma, corn silked reached 60%, down 10 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Corn’s condition is 85% good to excellent this week, 12% fair and 3% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed reached 20%, down 19 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition is rated 92% good to excellent this week, 7% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Soybeans planted reached 95%. Soybeans emerged reached 84%. Soybeans blooming reached 13%, down 23 points from the previous year and down 8 points from normal. Soybean’s condition is currently rated 54% good to excellent, 40% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring reached 77%, up 9 points from the previous year and up 12 points from normal. Cotton’s condition is at 73% good to excellent, 26% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition is rated at 76% good to excellent, 21% fair and 3% poor to very poor.   


To review the full Oklahoma Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.   


In Kansas limited information corn condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 31% fair, 46% good, and 11% excellent. Corn silking was 54%, well behind 80% last year, and behind 74% average. Dough was 13%, behind 32% last year and near 17% average. Sorghum condition rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 24% fair, 66% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 7% percent, behind 19% last year and 13% average. Soybean condition rated 10% poor to very poor, 40% fair and 50% good to excellent. Soybean setting pods are at 6% this week versus 28% last year and 15% on average. Blooming is at 28% this week, much lower than 72% last year and the five-year average of 52%. Pasture and range conditions rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 21% fair, 61% good, and 14% excellent.   


To review the full Kansas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.


Finally in Texas, is still being harvested in the Northern High Plains, while small grain harvest was completed in the rest of the state. Corn silked this week is at 81% complete, 3 points behind last year and a point behind the average. Dough is at 58%, behind 64% last year and 59% on average. Dented is at 45% behind 55% last year and 51% the average. Corn’s condition is rated 68% good to excellent, 29% fair and 3% poor to very poor. Sorghum headed this week is at 73%, 1 point behind last year and behind normal by 5 points. Coloring is at 53%, versus 65% last year and 59% on average. Sorghum’s condition rates 74% good to excellent, 25% fair and 1% poor to very poor. Cotton squaring is at 74% this week, ahead of 70% last year and on pace with the average. Setting bolls is up to 24% this week, behind 28% last year at this time and the average of 26%. Bolls opening is at 5% this week, versus 10 last year and 6 the average. Cotton’s condition is rated 58% good to excellent, 30% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition this week in Texas are rated 58% good to excellent, 28% fair and 14% poor to very poor.   


To review the full Texas Crop Progress Report for this week, click here.


To sum up the current pasture and range condition here in the Southern Plains- here's the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:


Oklahoma   76%     -3%
Kansas         75%      -5%
Texas           58%      +0%


The drop in the poor to very poor categories are reflected below:


Oklahoma   3%      -1%
Kansas         4%      -2%
Texas           14%     -6%




   

 

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