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Majority of Southern Plains Wheat, Pasture and Range Conditions are Rated Good to Excellent

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:39:54 CDT

Majority of Southern Plains Wheat, Pasture and Range Conditions are Rated Good to Excellent Most of the High Plains wheat crop and pasture and range conditions continue to look good according to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report.

For the week of March 23-29, the Oklahoma wheat crop is rated 70 percent in the good to excellent category, a slight drop from last week’s 77 percent. Approximately 25 percent is fair this week (last week it was 20 percent) and 5 percent is in the poor to very poor condition this week (last week 3 percent).

Oklahoma pasture and range conditions virtually unchanged from last week, rated 54 percent in the good to excellent category this week (last week it was 53 percent), 40 percent is fair (last week was 43 percent) and 6 percent poor to very poor compared to 4 percent last week.

Wheat jointing reached 44 percent, up 6 points from the previous year but down 3 points from normal. Canola blooming reached 1 percent, down 13 points from the previous year and down 16 points from normal

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Oklahoma.

For Kansas, winter wheat condition rated 50 percent in the good to excellent category this week (48 percent last week), 38 percent is fair (same as last week) and 12 percent is in the poor to very poor category (last week 14 percent). Approximately 3 percent of the Kansas wheat crop was in the jointed stage.

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Kansas.



For our neighbors to the south, small grains continued to develop in most areas of the state due to increased moisture, however, cool weather slowed development in a few areas of the Cross Timbers and the Blacklands. Meanwhile, some areas of South Texas had reported premature heading as well as some failed fields due to dry conditions.

Overall the Texas wheat crop is showing some improvement, this week it is rated 56 percent good to excellent (last week it was 49 percent), 30 percent is rated fair (33 percent last week) and 14 percent is poor to very poor (last week was it was 18 percent).
Texas range and pasture are rated 36 percent good to excellent this week (42 percent last week), 32 percent fair (34 percent last week) and 22 percent is rated poor to very poor this week (last week it was 24 percent).

Click here for a complete look at this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for Texas.




   



 

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