US Winter Wheat Planting Pace Average; Emergence Slightly Behind




US winter wheat planting is nearing two-thirds complete with almost one-third of the crop now emerged.


Tuesday’s USDA crop progress report put nationwide winter wheat planting at 60% complete as of Sunday, up from 47% a week earlier and on par with the five-year average. Meanwhile, 31% of the crop was reported emerged as of Sunday, compared to 19% the previous week and 35% on average.


Planting in the No. 1 production state of Kansas advanced 21 points on the week 63% done, 8 points ahead of the state average, while Oklahoma reached the halfway mark, up from 37% a week earlier but behind 61% on average. Planting in the Soft Red winter states of Michigan and Ohio was 44% and 42% complete, versus 32% and 25% a week earlier and 49% on average for both.


At 31%, emergence in Kansas was running 2 points behind the state average and Oklahoma was 9 points behind at 25% emerged. Michigan emergence jumped to 24% from 13% a week earlier and was in line with the state average. Only 9% of the Ohio crop had emerged as of Sunday, up from 1% the previous week and behind 16% last year and 17% on average.


Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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