USDA: Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions

USDA: Planting Surges with Warm, Dry Conditions June 5, 2017

For the week ending June 4, with warmer temperatures and rain limited to the western Panhandle, planting progressed with 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the June 5 report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. To see how other states are doing, view the national report.

Crop Condition Reports

Corn condition rated 0% very poor, 2% poor, 19% fair, 70% good, and 9% excellent. Emerged was 91%, near 88% last year, and equal to the five-year average; 86% had emerged, similar to the 87% five-year average.

Nationally, of the 18 states producing 92% of the 2016 corn acreage, 96% of the 2017 crop had been planted, similar to the 97% reported last year and for the five-year average. Corn condition nationally (68% good to excellent) had improved slightly from the previous week (65% good to excellent), but was less than the previous year (75% good to excellent).

Soybeans planted was 91%, near 88% last year and the average of 90%. Emerged was 62%, near 60% last year, but behind 67% average.

Nationally, of the 18 states producing 95% of the 2016 soybean acreage, 83% of soybean had been planted, up from 67% last week and ahead of both last year (82%) and the five-year average of 79%. Nationally, 58% of the crop had emerged, down slightly from 62% in 2016 and 59% for the five-year average.

Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 9% poor, 38% fair, 44% good, and 8% excellent. Winter wheat headed was 96%, ahead of 84% last year, and well ahead of 74% average. Coloring was 8%, near 9% last year.

Nationally, of the 18 states producing 90% of the 2016 winter wheat acreage, 49% was in good to excellent condition, down slightly from 50% last week and 62% last year.

Sorghum planted was 71%, behind 81% last year, and near 75% average. Emerged was 40%, near 38% last year and 37% average.

Oats condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 23% fair, 67% good, and 9% excellent. Oats jointed was 90%, well ahead of 68% last year. Headed was 62%, well ahead of 33% both last year and average.

Alfalfa condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 18% fair, 70% good, and 11% excellent. Alfalfa first cutting was 53%, behind 59% last year, but ahead of 46% average.

Dry edible beans planted was 13%, well behind 43% last year and 37% average.

Proso millet planted was 12%.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 20% fair, 69% good, and 10% excellent.