Winter Wheat Conditions Up

Winter wheat conditions in Kansas - and particularly Oklahoma - improved this past week.

With parts of the state recording anywhere from 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches of rain, the condition of the Oklahoma crop jumped to 77% good to excellent as of Sunday, up 10 points from a week earlier. Meanwhile, the condition of the crop in Kansas – the No. 1 Hard Red Winter producer – climbed 2 points on the week to 48% good to excellent.

In Oklahoma, that portion of the state impacted by overly dry to drought conditions fell to just 8%, down 6 points from the previous week. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions in the state were rated mostly adequate to surplus as of Monday.

An estimated 27% of the Oklahoma crop had reached the jointing stage of development as of Sunday, up from 10% a week earlier and 1 point of last year but 8 points behind average.

Elsewhere, a spring snowstorm brought needed moisture to areas of Colorado last week, benefiting rangeland conditions and winter wheat. The condition of the winter wheat crop in the state was rated 55% good to excellent as of Sunday, up 6 points from a week earlier.

The condition of the Texas crop winter wheat improved to 49% good to excellent from 36% a week earlier after most of the state received trace amounts to upwards of 3 inches of precipitation.

Source: DePutter Publishing Ltd.

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