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Winter Wheat Fields Emerging Across Southern Plains as Planting Surpasses Halfway Point

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:02:16 CDT

Winter Wheat Fields Emerging Across Southern Plains as Planting Surpasses Halfway Point The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, October 7, 2019. Technical issues have prevented the release of the National report, however the reports for the three states here in the Southern Plains are available.




According to the reports, winter wheat planted in Oklahoma reached 57 percent, unchanged from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 29 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. Corn mature reached 90 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal. Corn harvested reached 50 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 12 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 96 percent, up 2 points from the previous year. Sorghum mature reached 63 percent, unchanged from the previous year but down 12 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 24 percent, down 15 points from the previous year and down 19 points from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 27 percent, down 31 points from the previous year and down 23 points from normal. Cotton bolls opening reached 77 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and up 2 points from normal. Cotton harvested reached 1 percent, down 5 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Pasture and range condition was rated at 59 percent good to excellent.



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




In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 45%, behind 56%% last year and near 47% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 24%, behind 31% last year and equal to the average. Corn mature was 84%, behind 94% last year and 92% average. Harvested was 36%, well behind 57% last year and 54% average. Cornís condition rated this week as 52% good to excellent, 31% fair and 17% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves was 63%, behind 78% last year and 74% average. Soybeans harvested was 5%, behind 13% last year and 15% average. Soybeanís condition this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 31% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Sorghum coloring was 97%, near 98% last year and equal to the average. Mature was 52%, behind 67% last year and 65% average. Harvested was 10%, behind 15% last year and 17% average. Sorghumís condition this week rated as 61% good to excellent, 29% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening was 65%, behind 72% last year but ahead of 59% on average. Cottonís condition this week rated as 47% good to excellent, 32% fair and 21% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 68% good to excellent, 24% fair and 8% poor to very poor.




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




Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 49%, behind 52% last year and ahead of 48% on average. Corn mature reached 84%, behind 87% last year and the 86% average. Corn harvested reached 74%, ahead of 72% last year and the 71% average. Cornís condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 77%, ahead of 68% last year and 65% on average. Cotton harvested reached 25%, behind 28% last year and ahead of 22% on average. Cottonís condition this week rated as 30% good to excellent, 47% fair and 23% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 93%, ahead of 85% last year and 85% on average. Sorghum harvested reached 87%, ahead of 77% last year and 72% on average. Sorghumís condition this week rated as 65% good to excellent, 29% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 82%, behind 83% last year and the average. Soybeans harvested reached 70%, on par with last year and ahead the 58% average. Soybeanís condition this week rated as 31% good to excellent, 48% fair and 21% poor to very poor. Pasture and range condition this week rated as 19% good to excellent, 32% fair and 49% 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 - hereís the Good to Excellent Ratings for this week and the change from last week:




Oklahoma     59%    -2%
Kansas          68%    +2%
Texas            19%    +1%




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



Oklahoma     6%      -3%
Kansas          8%     +-0%
Texas           49%    +-0%



   

 

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