Rain helped relieve the most drought-intensive areas of Oklahoma. In the weekly crop weather report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, precipitation averaged 3.4 inches across the state. Winter wheat planting reached 91 percent. That’s two points behind normal. Wheat emerged reached 79 percent. That’s slightly behind normal. The wheat crop was rated 38 percent in good to excellent condition. Canola emerged reached 85 percent. That’s down five points from last year. The canola crop was rated 34 percent good to excellent condition.
Oklahoma's sorghum harvest reached 81 percent complete. That’s 12 points ahead of average. Peanuts were 74 percent harvested. That’s nine points ahead of normal. Soybean harvest was 51 percent done. That’s three points behind average. Cotton harvest was 39 percent complete. That’s one point ahead of normal.
Precipitation helped winter wheat development in Texas. USDA reports rain last week ranged from a trace amount to 15 to 20 inches in South East Texas. The state’s winter wheat crop was 71 percent planted. That’s behind the average of 83 and 55 percent of the crop has emerged. Corn was 84 percent harvested. That’s ten points behind average. Soybeans were 84 percent harvested. Sorghum was 83 percent harvested. That’s four points ahead of average. Peanuts were 57 percent harvested. That’s 15 points behind average. Cotton was 40 percent harvested. That’s three points behind average.
Kansas also benefited from precipitation and harvest remained on schedule. USDA reports the state received half of inch of rain this past week. The state’s winter wheat planting was 96 percent complete and emergence was at 77 percent. Both are equal to the five-year average. USDA rated the state’s wheat crop in 45 percent in good to excellent condition. Click here to see more...