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Southern Plains Winter Wheat Plantings Below Last Year and Pasture and Range Ratings Fall in this Week's Crop Progress Report

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 16:10:59 CDT

Southern Plains Winter Wheat Plantings Below Last Year and Pasture and Range Ratings Fall in this Week's Crop Progress Report As drought continues to take its toll on the Southern Plains, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas see a drop in pasture and range ratings in this week’s Crop Progress Report. As for winter wheat plantings, Oklahoma and Kansas have fallen behind the previous year, while Texas remains strong with plantings ahead of last year and the average by a significant amount.

Nationwide Winter Wheat:
Winter wheat for the U.S. planted reached 31 percent, down 1 percentage point from the previous year and up 1 point from the average. Winter wheat emerged reached 9 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 3 points from the average.

Nationwide Cotton:
Cotton bolls opening for the U.S reached 67 percent, up 9 percentage points from the previous year and up 5 points from the average. Cotton harvested reached 15 percent, up 4 percentage points from the previous year and up 1 point from the average.

Cotton conditions for the 15 states reported rated 31 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair, and 42 percent poor to very poor.

Nationwide Corn:
Corn dented reached 92 percent, down 4 percentage points from the previous year and down 2 points from the average. Corn mature reached 58 percent, down 14 percentage points from the previous year and down 3 percentage points from the average. Corn harvested reached 12 percent, down 5 percentage points from the previous year and down 2 points from the average.

Corn conditions for the 18 states reported rated 52 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 21 percent poor to very poor.


To view the U.S Crop Progress Report, click here.


Oklahoma:

Winter wheat planted reached 21 percent, down 5 points from both the previous year and normal. Winter wheat emerged reached 4 percent, even with a year ago and the average. Wheat planted is up 8 percent from last week.

Cotton bolls opening reached 61 percent, down 5 points from the previous year but up 3 points from normal. Cotton conditions rated 8 percent good to excellent, 38 percent fair and 54 percent poor to very poor. (Since last week, poor to very poor conditions have gone down 9 percentage points.)

Corn dented reached 96 percent, down 1 point from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Corn mature reached 72 percent, down 6 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Corn harvested reached 31 percent, up 5 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal. Corn conditions rated 27 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 40 percent poor to very poor. (Since last week, good to excellent corn conditions have decreased by 5 percentage points.)

Sorghum coloring reached 89 percent, down 4 points from the previous year but unchanged from normal. Sorghum mature reached 53 percent, down 3 points from the previous year but up 2 points from normal. Sorghum harvested reached 13 percent, up 4 points from the previous year but down 5 points from normal. Sorghum conditions rated 13 percent good to excellent, 33 percent fair and 54 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans setting pods reached 88 percent, up 1 point from the previous year but down 1 point from normal. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 33 percent, unchanged from the previous year but up 6 points from normal. Soybean conditions rated 30 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 30 percent poor to very poor.

Peanuts mature reached 53 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 8 points from normal. Peanut conditions rated 70 percent good to excellent and 30 percent fair.

Hay:
The fourth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 71 percent, down 6 points from the previous year and down 10 points from normal. The fifth cutting of alfalfa hay reached 12 percent, up 1 point from the previous year and up 8 points from normal. The third cutting of other hay reached 65 percent, up 21 points from the previous year and up 23 points from normal. The fourth cutting of other hay reached 6 percent.

Pasture, Range and Livestock:
Pasture and range conditions were rated 6 percent good to excellent, 19 percent fair and 75 percent poor to very poor. Livestock conditions rated 31 percent good to excellent, 47 percent fair and 22 percent poor to very poor.

Since last week, good to excellent range and pasture conditions have decreased by 3 percentage points and poor to very poor conditions have increased by 6 percentage points.


To view the Oklahoma Crop Progress Report, click here.


Kansas:

Winter wheat planted was 19 percent, behind 25 percent last year, and near 23 percent for the five-year average. Emerged was 3 percent, near 5 percent last year and 6 percent average.

Corn dented was 95 percent, near 96 percent last year and 97 percent average. Mature was 72 percent, behind 78 percent last year, and near 76 percent average. Harvested was 35 percent, near 34 percent last year, and ahead of 29 percent average. Corn conditions rated 23 percent good to excellent, 27 percent fair and 50 percent poor to very poor.

Cotton bolls opening was 61 percent, ahead of 53 percent last year and 47 percent average. Harvested was 2 percent, near 1 percent both last year and average. Cotton conditions rated 19 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 49 percent poor to very poor.

Soybeans dropping leaves was 53 percent, near 54 percent last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 9 percent, ahead of 3 percent last year and 4 percent average. Soybean conditions rated 27 percent good to excellent, 30 percent fair and 43 percent poor to very poor.

Sorghum coloring was 85 percent, behind 94 percent last year and 92 percent average. Mature was 34 percent, behind 51 percent last year and 39 percent average. Harvested was 4 percent, behind 10 percent last year, and near 6 percent average. Sorghum conditions rated 19 percent good to excellent, 29 percent fair and 52 percent poor to very poor.

Pasture and Range:
Pasture and range conditions rated 10 percent good to excellent, 19 percent fair and 71 percent poor to very poor. Since last week, good to excellent ratings have increased by 2 percentage points and poor to very poor have decreased by 3 points.


To view the Kansas Crop Progress Report, click here.


Texas:

Winter wheat planted reached 44 percent, up 9 percentage points from last year and up 13 percentage points from the average. Winter wheat emerged reached 9 percent, even with the previous year and up 4 points from the average.

Cotton bolls opening reached 62 percent, up 10 points from the previous year and up 9 points from the average. Cotton harvested reached 25 percent, up 4 percentage points from the previous year and the average.

Sorghum mature reached 96 percent, up 7 percentage points from the previous year and up 10 points from the average. Sorghum harvested reached 82 percent, up 3 points from the previous year and the average.

Soybeans dropping leaves reached 87 percent, down one point from the previous year and up 8 percentage points from the average. Soybeans harvested reached 31 percent, down 27 points from the previous year and down 24 points from the average.

Peanuts mature reached 34 percent, up one point from the previous year and up 7 points from the average.

Pasture and range:
Pasture and range conditions reached 20 percent good to excellent, 32 percent fair and 48 percent poor to very poor. Since last week, good to excellent conditions have decreased by 7 percentage points and poor to very poor conditions have increased by 4 percentage points.

To view the Texas Crop Progress Report, click here.


   

 

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