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Nationwide, Winter wheat was rated 28% good to Excellent, the lowest such rating since the drought of 1989

Mon, 23 May 2022 16:37:06 CDT

Nationwide, Winter wheat was rated 28% good to Excellent,  the lowest such rating since the drought of 1989 U.S. farmers logged another productive week last week, pushing corn planting to near the three-fourths completion mark and soybean planting to the halfway point, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday.

Winter Wheat:

-- Crop development progress: 63% of the winter wheat crop was headed nationwide as of Sunday, 2 percentage points behind the five-year average of 65%.

-- Notable states: Kansas' winter wheat was 86% headed as of Sunday, 6 percentage points ahead of the state's five-year average of 80%. Oklahoma's crop was 95% headed, just 1 percentage point behind the five-year average of 96%. Nebraska's winter wheat heading jumped to 27%, equal to average. Texas' crop was 92% headed, 4 percentage points behind the average of 96%. South Dakota's crop was just 1% headed compared to the average of 6%.

-- Crop condition: Nationwide, winter wheat was rated 28% good to excellent, up 1 percentage point from 27% the previous week. That's the lowest such rating since the drought of 1989, noted DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman

Corn:
-- Planting progress: 72% nationwide as of Sunday, May 22, another substantial jump of 23 percentage points from 49% the previous week. That continued to push planting closer to the five-year average, now 7 percentage points behind the average of 79%.

-- Notable states: Farmers in the "I" states again made significant progress last week. Illinois' corn planting jumped ahead 23 percentage points to reach 78% complete as of Sunday and is now equal to the state's five-year average. Indiana moved ahead 24 percentage points to reach 64% complete, just 4 percentage points behind average. And Iowa jumped ahead 29 percentage points last week to reach 86%, now just 3 percentage points behind normal. Farmers in the Dakotas also were able to speed up field work, with planting in North Dakota moving ahead 16 percentage points to reach 20% complete, still 46 percentage points behind normal; and South Dakota advancing 31 percentage points to reach 62% complete, 9 percentage points behind normal.

-- Crop development: 39% of corn was emerged as of Sunday, up 25 percentage points from the previous week and 12 percentage points behind the five-year average of 51%.

Soybeans:

-- Planting progress: 50% nationwide as of Sunday, up 20 percentage points from the previous week. That is now 5 percentage points behind the five-year average of 55%.

-- Notable states: The "I" states saw significant progress again last week. Illinois' soybean planting advanced 24 percentage points to reach 62% complete, 5 percentage points ahead of the state's five-year average of 57%. Indiana moved ahead 22 percentage points to reach 50% complete, just 3 percentage points behind the average of 53%. Iowa jumped ahead a whopping 35 percentage points to reach 69% complete, 2 points ahead of the average pace of 67%. Nebraska was also ahead of its average pace, at 72% complete as of Sunday compared to the state average of 69%.

-- Crop development: 21% of soybeans had emerged nationwide as of Sunday, 5 percentage points behind the five-year average of 26%.

Cotton:
Crop development progress: 54% planted as of Sunday, which is 17% percent more than last week's percentage planted and 3% ahead of the five-year average.

California is leading the way with 100% cotton planted. Oklahoma is at the bottom with 26% cotton planted.

Sorghum:
Crop development progress: 33% planted as of Sunday, which is 7% more and last week and 2% less than the 5-year-average at 35%.


Texas is leading the way with 79% of the sorghum planted. Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska are at the bottom with Nebraska at 24% and Colorado at 10% and Kansas at 11%

For Oklahoma:

Rainfall totals in Oklahoma averaged 0.46 of an inch. According to the May 17th US Drought Monitor Report, drought conditions were rated 60 percent abnormally dry to exceptional drought, similar to the previous week. Additionally, 54 percent of the state was in the moderate drought to exceptional drought category, also similar to the previous week. Statewide, temperatures averaged in the lower 70's. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork.

Small Grains: Winter wheat headed reached 95 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 1 point from normal. Canola blooming reached 88 percent, down 5 points from the previous year. Canola coloring reached 42 percent, down 7 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. Rye headed reached 85 percent, down 10 points from the previous year. Oats jointing reached 76 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Oats headed reached 45 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Wheat conditions for Oklahoma include 10% good to excellent, 44% fair and 46% poor to very poor.

In Oklahoma, Sorghum is 20% planted, compared to the 5-year-average of 24%.

Cotton is 26% planted, which is even with the five-year average.

Oats jointing reached 76%, Oats headed reached 45%, down 2 points from the 5 year average.

Pasture and Range Conditions in Oklahoma rated 31% good to excellent, 33% fair, and 36% poor to very poor.

Temperatures ranged from 36 degrees at Goodwell on Sunday, May 22th to 107 degrees at Altus on Thursday, May 19th . Precipitation ranged from 0.04 of an inch in the South Central district with the Northeast district at 1.42 inches. Soil temperature averages ranged from 60 degrees at Vinita and Tahlequah on Sunday, May 22th to 87 degrees at Waurika and Chickasha on Friday, May 20

To see the Oklahoma Crop Progress Report, click here.

For Texas:
Much of the state received from trace amounts to upwards of 3.00 inches of precipitation. Isolated areas in South East Texas received up to 6.00 inches. Drought conditions ranged from none to exceptionally dry with the TransPecos, the Edwards Plateau, South Texas, and the Northern and Southern Plains being the driest. There was an average of 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork.

Small Grains: Winter wheat producers continued or began to harvest in some areas of South Central Texas, the Blacklands, the Cross Timbers, and the High and Low Plains. In the Blacklands, some producers with lower yields were happily harvesting due to the rising price of winter wheat. Row Crops: Some cotton producers in the Northern High Plains were deciding between planting cotton or sorghum while dry conditions remain. Cotton plantings slowly progressed in the Trans-Pecos and the Edwards Plateau, while some producers would start planting next week. Corn continued to struggle in the Coastal Bend, South Central Texas, and the Edwards Plateau due to the lack of moisture. Meanwhile, corn neared harvest in North East Texas. Rice progressed in the Upper Coast and some producers continued planting organic varieties.

The Texas Winter Wheat Crop is currently Rated 5% good to Excellent, 16% fair, and 79% poor to very poor.

Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Vegetable progress slowed in South Texas due to hotter temperatures while irrigated melons progressed. Melons and pecans showed good progress in areas of the Southern High Plains. In North East Texas, vegetable harvest continued while melons neared closer to harvest.

Livestock, Range and Pasture: Supplemental feeding continued across the state. Flies continued to multiply in the Blacklands and North East Texas areas. Feral hogs continued to be nuisance to some producers in North East Texas. Topsoil and subsoil conditions were very short due to the lack of moisture. Range and pasture conditions are rated 76 percent, very poor to poor

To see the Texas Crop Report, Click Here.

For Kansas:
For the week ending May 22, 2022, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 25% very short, 26% short, 45% adequate, and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 29% very short, 31% short, 38% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 25% good to excellent, 35% fair, and 40% poor to very poor. Winter wheat jointed was 98%, equal to both last year and the five-year average. Headed was 86%, ahead of 80% both last year and average. Coloring was 5%, near 2% last year.

Corn planted was 76%, near 75% last year, and equal to average. Emerged was 46%, behind 54% last year and 53% average. Soybeans planted was 49%, near 50% last year, but ahead of 40% average. Emerged was 24%, near 25% last year and 20% average.

Sorghum planted was 11%, equal to last year, and near 9% average. Cotton planted was 70%, well ahead of 38% last year and 31% average. Sunflowers planted was 10%, near 13% last year, and equal to average. Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 15% very poor, 20% poor, 35% fair, 28% good, and 2% excellent.

To see the Kansas Crop Report, Click Here.


   





 

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