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Wheat harvest well under way in Oklahoma

Texas– Winter wheat continued to be harvested across most of the state. Much needed rainfall delayed harvest in some areas but was too little too late for the dryland portion of the crop. Harvest of small grains continued in areas of Southeast Texas.

Oklahoma– Condition of the winter wheat continued to be rated 76 percent in poor to very poor condition. Wheat harvested reached 47 percent complete, 9 points behind normal.

Kansas– Winter wheat conditions rated 28 percent very poor, 35 poor, 26 fair, 10 good, and 1 excellent.  Winter wheat coloring was 83 percent, ahead of 67 last year, but equal to the five-year average.  Winter wheat mature was 28 percent, ahead of 9 last year, but behind 40 average.  Winter wheat harvested was 2 percent, ahead of 0 last year, but behind 19 average.

Colorado– Eighteen percent of the state’s spring wheat crop was headed, behind 37 percent last year and 22 percent on average.  Virtually all winter wheat was headed, ahead of 93 percent on average.  Twenty-six percent was coloring, up from 13 percent previously.

Nebraska– Winter wheat conditions rated 8 percent very poor, 16 poor, 32 fair, 41 good, and 3 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 94 percent, ahead of 84 last year, but near 91 average. Winter wheat coloring was 18 percent, ahead of 6 last year, but behind 30 average.

South Dakota– Winter wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 29 fair, 61 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 76 percent.  Headed was 58 percent, ahead of 35 last year, but behind the five-year average of 66.

Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 25 fair, 67 good, and 8 excellent.  Emerged was 97 percent, behind 100 last year and 99 average.  Spring wheat jointed was 47 percent.  Headed was 9 percent, behind last year at 17 and 26 average.

North Dakota– Winter wheat jointed advanced to 80 percent. Headed was 13 percent. Winter wheat condition rated 5 percent very poor, 13 poor, 41 fair, 38 good, and 3 excellent.

Durum wheat planted rated 84 percent, near last year at 87 and the five-year average of 85. Emerged was 70 percent, near 73 last year, but behind 76 average. Jointing rated 4 percent, equal to last year, but well behind 22 average. Condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 7 fair, 87 good, and 5 excellent.

Spring wheat planted was 96 percent, ahead of 85 last year, but near 93 average. Emerged was 85 percent, ahead of last year at 72, but near 86 average. Jointed was 17 percent, ahead of last year at 10, but behind 33 average. Spring wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 69 good, and 14 excellent.

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