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Corn and Soybean Crop Nationally Continues to Make Progress, Winter Wheat Planting Reached 77% Complete

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:06:45 CDT

Corn and Soybean Crop Nationally Continues to Make Progress, Winter Wheat Planting Reached 77% Complete


The United States Department of Agriculture released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday, October 21, 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 56% good to excellent condition compared to 55% 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 86% this week versus 73% last week, the five-year average at this time is 97%. Corn harvested came in at 30% this week versus 22% last week, the five-year average at this time is 47%. The good to excellent ratings for soybeans this week came in the same as last week at 54% this week. Still behind last year’s 66% good to excellent ratings. Soybean’s dropping leaves this week came in at 94%, versus 85% last week, the five-year average at this time is 97%. Soybeans harvested this week came in at 46%, versus 26% last week, the five-year average is 64%. Winter wheat planted this week came in at 77%, versus 65% last week, the five-year average at this time is 75%. Winter wheat emerged came in this week at 53%, versus 41% last week, the five-year average at this time is 53%. Pasture and range conditions this week nationally came in at 43% good to excellent, 30% fair and 27% poor to very poor.      


Click here to review the complete USDA Crop Progress Report for Monday, October 21, 2019.      


Across the southern plains -   


In Oklahoma, winter wheat planted reached 80%, ahead of last year by 6 points and the average by 3 point. Winter wheat emerged reached 68%, ahead of last year by 8 points and the average by 10 points. Corn harvested reached 72%, up 3 points from the previous year but down 3 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 93%, up 16 points from the previous year and 3 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 52%, up 3 points from the previous year but down 4 points from normal. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 60% good to excellent, 32% fair and 8% poor to very poor. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 69%, down 7 points from the previous year and down 5 points from normal. Soybeans harvested reached 22%, down 9 points from the previous year and down 4 points from normal. Soybean’s condition this week is rated 65% good to excellent, 23% fair and 12% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening reached 93%, up 4 points from the previous year and up 1 point from normal. Cotton’s condition this week is rated as 54% good to excellent, 24% fair and 22% poor to very poor. Pasture and Range condition this week rated as 52% good to excellent, 37% fair and 11% poor to very poor.      


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


In Kansas, winter wheat planted was 77%, ahead of 66% last year and near 74% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged reached 49%, near 52% both last year and on average. Corn mature was 97%, near 99% last year and 98% on average. Harvested was 62%, behind 68% last year and 73% average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 93%, near 92% both last year and on average. Harvested was 32%, ahead of 22% of last year but behind 41% five-year average. Soybean’s condition this week rated as 57% good to excellent, 32% fair and 11% poor to very poor. Sorghum mature was 87%, equal to both last year and on average. Harvested was 27% ahead of 22% last year but behind 35% average. Sorghum’s condition this week rated as 61% good to excellent, 29% fair and 10% poor to very poor. Cotton bolls opening was 91%, ahead of 83% last year and 79% average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 41% good to excellent, 36% fair and 23% poor to very poor. Pasture and range conditions this week rated as 62% good to excellent, 28% fair and 10% poor to very poor.      


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


Finally in Texas, winter wheat planted reached 68%, ahead of 63% last year and 67% on average. Winter wheat emerged reached 43%, behind 44% last year and on average. Corn mature reached 96%, ahead of 94% last year and 95% on average. Corn harvested reached 82%, ahead of 79% 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 90%, ahead of 82% last year and 84% on average. Cotton harvested reached 32%, behind 34% last year and ahead of 29% on average. Cotton’s condition this week rated as 29% good to excellent, 41% fair and 30% poor to very poor. Sorghum harvested reached 93%, ahead of 82% last year and 78% 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 91%, behind 92% last year and the 92% on average. Soybeans harvested reached 77%, behind 78% last year and ahead of 73% on average. Pasture and range condition this week rated as 18% good to excellent, 31% fair and 51% 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    52%     -5%
Kansas          62%    -2%
Texas            18%    +1%      


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


Oklahoma    11%        +3%
Kansas          10%      +1%
Texas             51%       -2%



   

 

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