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Corn and Soybean Harvest Continues to Make Progress Nationally, Winter Wheat Planted and Emerging On Target

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 17:57:21 CDT

Corn and Soybean Harvest Continues to Make Progress Nationally, Winter Wheat Planted and Emerging On Target The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. According to this week’s report, the overall conditions remain on the positive side with continued progress in the development of the crops. Focusing on corn, the crop’s good to excellent ratings declined this week at 55% good to excellent condition compared to 56% last week. This still looks a bit less desirable compared to last year’s rating at this time of 68% good to excellent. Corn denting this week came in at 96% versus 93% last week, the five-year average at this time is 100%. Corn maturity came in at 73% this week versus 58% last week, the five-year average at this time is 92%. Corn harvested came in at 22% this week versus 15% last week, the five-year average at this time is 36%. The good to excellent ratings for soybeans this week came in a little higher 54% this week compared to 53% last week. Still behind last year’s 66% good to excellent ratings. Soybean’s dropping leaves this week came in at 85%, versus 72% last week, the five-year average at this time is 93%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 26%, versus 14% last week, the five-year average is 49%. Winter wheat planted this week came in at 65%, versus 52% last week, the five-year average at this time is 65%. Winter wheat emerged came in this week at 41%, versus 26% last week, the five-year average at this time is 40%. Pasture and range conditions this week nationally came in at 49% good to excellent, 30% fair and 21% poor to very poor.   


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Tuesday, October 15, 2019.   


Across the southern plains -


In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 69%, ahead of last year by 4 points and the average by 1 point. Winter wheat emerged reached 51%, ahead of last year by 4 points and the average by 9 points. Corn mature reached 90%, up 1 point from last year but on par with the average. Corn harvested reached 59%, down 1 point from the previous year and 9 points from normal. Corn’s condition this week is rated as 72% good to excellent, 23% fair and 5% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 81%, up 10 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 26%, down 17 points from the previous year and down 23 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 66% good to excellent, 29% fair and 5% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 47%, down 22 points from the previous year and down 16 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 5%, down 23 points from the previous year and down 15 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 70% good to excellent, 24% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 90%, up 7 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 24% good to excellent, 70% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 35% fair and 8% poor to very poor.   


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


In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 62%, near 61% for both last year and the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 37%, behind 42% last year and equal with the average. Corn mature was 93%, near 96% both last year and on average. Harvested was 48%, behind 62% last year and 64% average. Corn’s condition rated this week as 53% good to excellent, 33% fair and 14% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves was 81%, behind 86% last year and behind 85% average. Harvested was 13%, near 16% of last year and behind 25% five-year average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 56% good to excellent, 31% fair and 13% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature was 75%, near 78% last year and 77% average. Harvested was 17%, near 19% last year and behind 25% average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 61% good to excellent, 29% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening was 84%, ahead of 76% last year and 69% average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 51% good to excellent, 36% fair and 13% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 64% good to excellent, 27% fair and 9% poor to very poor.   


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 57%, behind 59% last year and 59% on average. Winter wheat emerged reached 40%, ahead of 33% last year and on average. Corn mature reached 91%, ahead of 90% last year and on average. Corn harvested reached 77%, ahead of 65% last year and on average. Corn’s condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 38% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 81%, ahead of 78% last year and 76% on average. Cotton harvested reached 27%, behind 30% last year and ahead of 25% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 26% good to excellent, 47% fair and 27% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature reached 96%, ahead of 88% last year and 88% on average. Sorghum harvested reached 89%, ahead of 80% last year and 75% on average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 65% good to excellent, 29% fair and 6% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 85%, behind 88% last year and the 87% on average. Soybeans harvested reached 72%, on par with last year and ahead of the 65% on average. Soybean’s 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 17% good to excellent, 30% fair and 53% 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    57%    -2%
Kansas        64%     -4%
Texas           17%     -2%   


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


Oklahoma     8%       +2%
Kansas          9%       +1%
Texas           53%       +3%



    

 

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