USDA NASS: Winter Wheat Harvest 82% Done, Ahead of Average

USDA NASS: Winter Wheat Harvest 82% Done, Ahead of Average July 23, 2018

Corn condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 10% fair, 60% good, and 27% excellent. Corn silking was 82%, ahead of 72% last year and 68% for the five-year average, according to the Crop Condition and Progress Report for July 23 from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Twenty-two percent of the state's corn crop was at dough stage, ahead of 8% at this time last year and the average of 7%.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 2% poor, 12% fair, 62% good, and 23% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 78%, near 77% last year, and ahead of 71% average. Setting pods was 40%, ahead of 24% last year and the five-year average of 23%.

Winter wheat harvested was 82%, behind 92% last year, but ahead of the average of 73%.

Sorghum condition rated 0% very poor, 1% poor, 15% fair, 66% good, and 18% excellent. Sorghum headed was 36%, well ahead of 9% last year the average of 19%. Coloring was 2%, near 1% average.

Oat condition rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 36% fair, 53% good, and 6% excellent. Oats harvested was 74%, near 72% last year, and ahead of 56% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 19% fair, 53% good, and 20% excellent.

Soil Moisture

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 17% short, 75% adequate, and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 21% short, 72% adequate, and 4% surplus.