All Aboard Harvest | Colorado winter wheat harvest 87 percent complete
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Colorado winter wheat harvest 87 percent complete

Colorado winter wheat harvest 87 percent complete

Colorado– The winter wheat harvest was estimated at 87 percent complete, up from 68 percent the previous week. Forty percent of the spring wheat crop was turning color, up from 35 percent previously.  This is compared with 58 percent last year and 54 percent on average.

Nebraska– Winter wheat mature was 97 percent, ahead of 93 last year but equal to the five-year average. Winter wheat harvested was 79 percent, ahead of 72 last year but behind 83 average.

South Dakota– Winter wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 69 good, and 9 excellent. Winter wheat mature was 78 percent,  ahead of 67 last year but behind the five-year average of 87. Harvested was 27 percent, ahead of 18 last year but behind 55 average.

Spring wheat conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 19 fair, 66 good, and 14 excellent.  Coloring was 63 percent, well behind 88 last year and 89 average. Mature was 17 percent, near last year at 18, but well behind 44 average.

North Dakota– Winter wheat turning color advanced to 73 percent. Mature was 3 percent. Conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 10 poor, 31 fair, 50 good, and 7 excellent.

Spring wheat headed rated 91 percent, equal to last year, but behind 93 average.  Turning color was 29 percent, equal to last year, but behind 36 average. Mature was 2 percent. Conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 64 good, and 18 excellent.

Durum wheat jointed was 83 percent, behind 99 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Headed rated 49 percent, well behind 89 last year and 82 average. Turning color was 10 percent, behind 18 last year and 19 average. Conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 16 fair, 78 good, and 5 excellent.

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  • Terry Lee
    Posted at 09:03h, 02 September

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