Harvest Getting Underway in Texas

Texas– Winter wheat conditions improved in areas of the Northern High Plains that received recent rainfall. Harvest was underway in the Blacklands and South Central Texas.

Oklahoma– Condition of the winter wheat in Oklahoma continued to decline, with 78 percent rated in poor to very poor condition. Wheat jointing was virtually complete by week’s end while wheat headed reached 99 percent complete, one point ahead of the five year average.

Kansas– Winter wheat condition rated 27 percent very poor, 34 poor, 28 fair, 10 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 89 percent, ahead of 69 last year and the five-year average of 87. Winter wheat coloring was 11 percent, ahead of 0 last year but behind 20 average.

Colorado– Spring wheat seeding was virtually completed as of last week, with 72 percent was emerged, compared with 75 percent last year and 81 percent on average. Eighty-seven percent of the winter wheat crop was jointed, up 19 percentage points from the previous week. Thirty-eight percent was headed, compared with 9 percent last year and 45 percent on average.

Nebraska– Winter wheat condition rated 8 percent very poor, 19 poor, 33 fair, 38 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 80 percent, ahead of 76 last year, but behind the five-year average of 88. Winter wheat headed was 28 percent, well ahead of 6 last year, but behind 33 average.

South Dakota– Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 6 poor, 36 fair, 56 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 28 percent. Spring wheat was 89 percent planted, behind 99 last year and the five-year average of 97. Emerged was 59 percent, behind 74 last year and 82 average.

North Dakota– Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 17 poor, 39 fair, 39 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed advanced to 33 percent. Spring wheat planted was 59 percent, near 60 last year, but behind 73 average. Emerged was 26 percent, near last year at 25, but well behind 46 average. Durum wheat planted rated 37 percent, well behind last year at 50 and 60 for the five-year average. Emerged was 10 percent, behind 17 last year and 35 average.


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