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Timely Rains Hopefully Increase Next Week's Range and Pasture Conditions in USDA Crop Progress Report

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 16:56:28 CDT

Timely Rains Hopefully Increase Next Week's Range and Pasture Conditions in USDA Crop Progress Report Corn and soybean good-to-excellent condition ratings both fell slightly again last week, USDA reported in its weekly Crop Progress report released Monday, Aug. 22.

Not any extreme changes in crop condition ratings in this week’s USDA Crop Progress Report for corn, soybeans, and cotton. With scattered showers across Oklahoma and more chances of rain coming up soon, it may be too late for the cotton crop, but other commodities are in luck- pasture and range conditions should show promise for improvement soon as well.


Nationwide Corn:
Corn silking for the U.S. reached 97 percent this week, down 3 percentage points from last year and down 2 from the average. Dough reached 75 percent, down 8 points from last year and down 4 points from the average. Corn dented reached 31 percent, down 7 points from last year and down 4 points from the average.

Corn conditions for the 18 states reported is rated 55 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 18 percent poor to very poor- not much different from last week.


Nationwide Soybeans:

Soybeans blooming for the U.S. reached 97 percent, even with last year and the average. Soybeans setting pods reached 84 percent, down 3 percentage points from last week and down 2 from the average.

Soybean conditions for the 18 states reported is rated 57 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 13 percent poor to very poor.


Nationwide Cotton:
Cotton setting bolls reached 88 percent, up 10 percentage points from last year and up 3 points from the average. Cotton bolls opening reached 19 percent, up 6 points from last year and up 1 from the average.

Cotton conditions for the 15 states reported is rated 31 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 40 percent poor to very poor.


To view the U.S. crop report, click here.


Oklahoma:

Corn dough reached 62 percent, down 1 point from the previous year and down 13 points from normal. Corn dented reached 37 percent, up 19 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Corn conditions rated 43 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 32 percent poor to very poor- not much change from last week.

Cotton setting bolls reached 80 percent, up 11 points from the previous year and up 3 points from normal. Cotton conditions rated 7 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 62 percent poor to very poor. (Since last week, poor to very poor conditions have increased by 7 percentage points.)

Soybeans blooming reached 74 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 3 points from normal. Soybeans setting pods reached 41 percent, down 3 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Soybean conditions rated 35 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 31 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum headed reached 70 percent, down 12 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. Sorghum coloring reached 40 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 4 points from normal. Sorghum conditions rated 20 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 54 percent poor to very poor. (Since last week, poor to very poor conditions have increased by 25 points.)

Peanuts pegging reached 90 percent, up 9 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. Peanuts mature reached 11 percent, up 6 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal. Peanut conditions rated 67 percent good to excellent and 33 percent fair.

Hay:
In the Central district, reporters indicated hay yields were approximately 50 percent of average. The third cutting of alfalfa hay reached 95 percent, up 16 points from the previous year and up 7 points from normal. The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 25 percent, down 2 points from the previous year and down 9 points from normal. The second cutting of other hay reached 85 percent, up 15 points from the previous year and up 20 points from normal. The third cutting of other hay reached 25 percent, up 16 points from the previous year and up 18 points from normal.

Pasture, Range and Livestock:
Pasture and range conditions were rated 6 percent good to excellent, 25 percent fair and 69 percent poor to very poor. Livestock conditions rated 34 percent good to excellent, 45 percent fair and 21 percent poor to very poor.
Good to excellent pasture and range conditions have dropped 12 points in the last two weeks and good to excellent livestock conditions have dropped 9 points since last week.

To see the Oklahoma Crop Progress Report, click here.


Kansas:

Corn silking reached 94 percent, 6 points behind last year and 5 percentage points lower than the average. Dough reached 74 percent, 10 points behind last year and the average. Corn conditions rated 26 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 44 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls reached 96 percent, 12 points ahead of last year and 29 points ahead of the average. Bolls opening reached 17 percent, 9 points ahead of last year and 12 points ahead of the average. Cotton conditions rated 21 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 43 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming reached 91 percent, one percentage above last year and one point below the average. Soybeans setting pods reached 67 percent, 3 percentage points below last year and 9 points below the average. Soybean conditions rated 31 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 35 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum headed reached 68 percent, 16 percentage points behind last year and 14 points below the average. Sorghum coloring reached 16 percent, 12 points behind last year and 7 points behind the average. Sorghum conditions rated 26 percent good to excellent, 31 percent fair and 43 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and Range:
Pasture and range conditions rated 12 percent good to excellent, 26 percent fair and 62 percent poor to very poor.

To see the Kansas crop progress report, click here.


Texas:

Corn dough reached 86 percent, down 3 percentage points from last year and 5 points from the average. Corn dented reached 76 percent, down 5 points from last year and the average. Corn mature reached 67 percent, up 10 points from last year and the average. Corn conditions rated 17 percent good to excellent, 34 percent fair and 49 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton setting bolls reached 85 percent, up 14 percentage points from last year and up 4 points from the average. Bolls opening reached 25 percent, up 10 points from last year and up 4 points from the average. Cotton conditions rated 11 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 59 percent poor to very poor.

Peanuts pegging reached 87 percent, the same as last year and down 2 points from the average. Peanut conditions rated 24 percent good to excellent, 68 percent fair and 1 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum headed reached 97 percent, up 3 percentage points from last year and 5 points from the average. Sorghum coloring reached 81 percent, up 2 points from last year and up one point from the average. Sorghum conditions rated 17 percent good to excellent, 41 percent fair and 42 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans blooming reached 96 percent, up one percentage point from last year and equal to the average. Soybeans setting pods reached 84 percent, up 4 points from last year and up 3 from the average. Soybean conditions rated 17 percent good to excellent, 39 percent fair and 44 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and Range:
Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent good to excellent, 14 percent fair and 84 percent poor to very poor.

To see the Texas crop progress report, click here.


   

 

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