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Wheat harvest nears completion in the South

Wheat harvest is nearing completion in the Southern states. Dry, hot weather conditions have caused rapid maturation and poor crop ratings in the majority of the wheat producing states. Below are crop conditions for selected states provided by the USDA.

Texas Wheat harvest is near completion in areas of the Plains. Dry, warm weather has allowed producers to make good progress in harvesting in areas of the Blacklands. The Texas wheat crop has been rated: 56 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 10 percent good and one percent excellent.

Oklahoma Hot and dry conditions have allowed harvest to rapidly progressing in the past week. Wheat harvest is now 83 percent complete. The Oklahoma wheat crop has been rated: 38 percent very poor, 36 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 5 percent good and zero percent excellent.

Kansas Wheat harvest is 40 percent complete in the South Central District and 25 percent complete in the Southeast District with 11 percent of harvest complete across the state. Hot weather has caused rapid maturation as 79 percent of the crop has turned color. The Kansas wheat crop has been rated: 24 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 16 percent good and two percent excellent.

Nebraska The Nebraska wheat crop has been rated: one percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 50 percent good and 8 percent excellent. Wheat is beginning to turn color in southern counties with four percent of wheat having turned statewide. Wheat headed was 81 percent.

Colorado Ninety-four percent of the winter wheat crop has headed and 20 percent has turned color. The Colorado wheat crop has been rated: nine percent very poor, 16 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 35 percent good and five percent excellent.

South Dakota Winter wheat is 37 percent headed, considerably behind last year’s 75 percent headed at this time. More warm, dry weather is needed to catch up to normal progress for June.

For more information contact crew@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.


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