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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 36, Number 7 Weekly Summary for Mar 25-Mar 31 Issued April 1, 2013 Hail and Severe Thunderstorms Severe thunderstorms brought damaging wind gusts and hail across Oklahoma this past weekend. Hail was reported across most areas of the state, but the highest rain totals were recorded in eastern Oklahoma. The state averaged 0.6 of an inch of precipitation and all but four Mesonet stations recorded some precipitation. The month of March ended with only half of the normal precipitation for the state. Cooler than normal temperatures averaged in the low 50s for the week, though the weekend warmed up significantly. Cooler weather has slowed crop and forage development, and small grain jointing continued to be behind normal. Canola blooming was reported, though well behind last year, and corn was being planted in limited areas. Topsoil moisture conditions continued to be rated mostly adequate to short. Subsoil moisture conditions were still rated mostly short to very short with 15 percent of the state rated as adequate. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Small Grains: Condition ratings for all wheat, rye and oats continued to be rated mostly good to fair. Crop progress was behind normal for all small grains. Wheat jointing was halfway complete by Sunday, 15 points behind the five-year average. Rye jointing was 60 percent complete, 18 points behind normal progress. Oat planting continued with spring oats and was 89 percent complete by the end of the week, and eight percent was jointing, 11 points behind the five-year average. Canola continued to be rated mostly fair to poor, with 42 percent rated poor to very poor. Eight percent of canola was reported as blooming by the end of the week, compared with 84 percent this week last year. Row Crops: Seedbed preparation continued on all row crops, and corn planting was underway. Corn seedbed preparation was 71 percent complete by the end of the week, and eight percent of corn was planted, compared to 25 percent last year and a 12 percent five-year average. Sorghum seedbed preparation was 32 percent complete, and soybean seedbed preparation was 24 percent complete by week’s end. Peanut seedbed preparation was 15 percent complete, and cotton seedbed preparation was 35 percent complete, both behind normal. Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range improved slightly, but continued to be rated mostly poor to very poor. Warmer temperatures were needed to encourage forage growth. Stock pond levels have improved where run-off was received in the eastern half of the state. Livestock conditions were still rated mostly good to fair. Soil Moisture Conditions by Percent Week Ending Sunday, March 31, 2013 Moisture Rating Current Week Previous Week One Year Ago Topsoil Very Short 18 18 5 Short 39 33 11 Adequate 41 48 76 Surplus 2 1 8 Subsoil Very Short 45 45 15 Short 39 43 29 Adequate 15 12 53 Surplus 1 0 3 Conditions by Percent For Week Ending Sunday, March 31, 2013 Commodity Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Wheat 10 23 40 25 2 Rye 19 13 30 34 4 Oats 9 16 44 28 3 Canola 16 26 31 25 2 Livestock 5 15 45 31 4 Pasture and Range 34 32 26 8 0
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|Title||Oklahoma crop weather, 04/01/2013, v.36 no.7|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
|Purpose||Hail and Severe Thunderstorms Severe thunderstorms brought damaging wind gusts and hail across Oklahoma this past weekend.|
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