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United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Oklahoma Crop Weather Oklahoma Field Office Cooperating with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry P.O. Box 528804 · Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804 (405) 522-6190 · FAX (405) 528-2296 · www.nass.usda.gov/ok A combined contribution with Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Farm Service Agency and Oklahoma Mesonet -over- USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Information provided by respondents on NASS surveys, will remain completely confidential, as required by Federal law. NASS safeguards the confidentiality of all responses, ensuring that no individual producer or operation can be identified. Volume 35, Number 32 Weekly Summary for Sep 10-Sep 16 Issued September 17, 2012 Small Grain Planting Underway All Mesonet stations received measurable rainfall, with a statewide average of 0.81 of an inch. Most of the state saw less than an inch, but northeastern Oklahoma had totals as high as 3.8 inches in Jay, OK. Moisture was well-received by producers preparing to plant small grains, but had limited effects on row crops. Wheat planting was slightly behind the five-year average by the end of the week. Harvest of corn and sorghum continued ahead of normal, while more than half of all sorghum, soybeans and cotton were rated in poor to very poor condition. A cold front brought showers and cooler temperatures that averaged from the mid 60s to low 70s. Topsoil moisture conditions improved, with 17 percent rated adequate, the most since the first week of July. Subsoil moisture conditions improved slighted, but 94 percent of the state was still rated short to very short. There were 5.5 days suitable for field work. Small Grains: Wheat and rye planting gained momentum over the past week. Wheat seedbed preparation was 63 percent complete by the end of the week, and eight percent was planted. Rye seedbed preparation was 61 percent complete, and 11 percent was planted by Sunday. Almost half of oat seedbed preparation was complete by week’s end. Seedbed preparation was complete on 63 percent of canola fields by Sunday, 10 points behind last year’s progress, and a small portion of planting was reported as complete. Row Crops: Conditions for cotton, sorghum and soybeans were rated mostly poor to very poor. Ninety percent of the corn was mature by Sunday, 13 points ahead of normal. The corn harvest was 62 complete by the end of the week, 14 points ahead of the five-year average. Sorghum headed reached 91 percent complete and 75 percent of the crop was coloring. Sorghum mature reached 48 percent complete by week’s end, and 31 percent of the sorghum crop was harvested, 22 points ahead of normal. Soybeans blooming reached 96 percent complete and 84 percent of the crop was setting pods by Sunday. Soybean plants reported as mature reached 14 percent by the end of the week. The peanut crop was 41 percent mature by the end of the week. Eighty-six percent of cotton plants were setting bolls by the end of the week and half had bolls opening. Hay: Conditions continued to be rated mostly poor to very poor. The third cutting of alfalfa was 93 percent complete and a fourth cutting of alfalfa was 50 percent complete by Sunday, 20 points behind normal. The second cutting of other hay reached 62 percent complete. Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range continued to be rated mostly poor to very poor. While the rainfall may benefit fall forage growth, it was not enough to produce run-off for stock ponds in most areas. Livestock conditions were rated mostly good to fair. Prices for feeder steers less than 800 pounds averaged $144 per cwt. Prices for heifers less than 800 pounds averaged $135 per cwt. Soil Moisture Conditions by Percent Week Ending Sunday, September 16, 2012 Moisture Rating Current Week Previous Week One Year Ago Topsoil Very Short 42 64 80 Short 41 31 18 Adequate 17 5 2 Surplus 0 0 0 Subsoil Very Short 65 72 87 Short 29 24 13 Adequate 6 4 0 Surplus 0 0 0 Conditions by Percent For Week Ending Sunday, September 16, 2012 Commodity Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Sorghum 31 30 30 9 0 Soybeans 28 36 25 11 0 Peanuts 3 3 26 64 4 Cotton 25 48 17 10 0 Alfalfa Hay 36 30 24 9 1 Other Hay 32 40 22 5 1 Livestock 4 14 45 32 5 Pasture and Range 41 34 20 5 0
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|Title||Oklahoma crop weather, 09/17/2012, v.35 no.32|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
|Purpose||Small Grain Planting Underway; All Mesonet stations received measurable rainfall, with a statement average of 0.81 of an inch.|
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