USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report
Crop Progress Report: Corn Planting Remains Steady; Wheat Conditions Improve
This article was originally posted at 3:08 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 11. It was last posted at 3:30 p.m.
OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. corn planting remained steady in the week ended April 10 at 2%, USDA reported on the weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. This was down from the five-year average of 3% for this time of year.
"Texas led the way at 63% planted with six other southern states showing some progress," DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman noted.
Five percent of U.S. winter wheat was headed, compared to 4% last week, 5% last year and a 6% five-year average. Winter wheat condition improved to 32% good to excellent as of Sunday, April 10, two percentage points higher than last week, but considerably lower than 53% at same time last year
"It is the second lowest such rating of the past two decades, next to a 30% at this time in 2018," Hultman said. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have good to excellent ratings of 34%, 29% and 7%, respectively, he said. "Crops in Washington sport a 56% good-to-excellent rating," he added.
USDA said 6% of the spring wheat crops were planted as of April 10, 2022, up from the five-year average of 5% for this time. "Washington leads the way at 32% planted while the major producer, North Dakota, is 2% planted with a blizzard in this week's forecast," Hultman said.
Sorghum was 14% planted, compared to 13% last week, 14% last year and a 16% five-year average. Oats were 29% planted and 23% emerged, compared to five-year averages of 32% and 25%, respectively, for this time of year. Barley was 11% planted, compared to 5% last week, 12% last year and an 8% five-year average.
U.S. cotton was 7% planted, up from last week's 4%, down from last year's 8% but equal to the five-year average. Rice was 17% planted and 10% emerged, compared to five-year averages of 24% and 12%, respectively.
Sugarbeets were 6% planted, compared to 2% last week, 15% last year and a five-year average of 8%.
Check this page throughout the afternoon for additional highlights from this week's report.
|National Crop Progress Summary|
|Winter Wheat Headed||5||4||5||6|
|Spring Wheat Planted||6||3||10||5|
|National Crop Condition Summary|
|(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)|
|This Week||Last Week||Last Year|
To view weekly crop progress reports issued by National Ag Statistics Service offices in individual states, visit http://www.nass.usda.gov/…. Look for the U.S. map in the "Find Data and Reports by" section and choose the state you wish to view in the drop-down menu. Then look for that state's "Crop Progress & Condition" report.
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