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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 13 Weekly Summary for May 6-May 12 Issued May 13, 2013 Crop Progress Behind Normal Heading of wheat and rye was significantly behind normal, and conditions continued to be rated mostly fair to poor. Some wheat was reported being cut for hay. Planting of all row crops was underway, but was behind the five-year average for each crop. Rainfall for the state averaged six tenths of an inch, but varied considerably. The highest totals were recorded in northern and northeastern Oklahoma, with 3.06 inches falling in Westville. Temperatures averaged in the low to mid 60’s across the state, allowing for growth of spring forages. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate. Subsoil moisture conditions varied widely but 65 percent was rated short to very short. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Small Grains: Conditions of wheat and rye were rated mostly fair to poor and oats were rated mostly good to fair. Wheat jointing was virtually complete by Sunday. Wheat heading was 65 percent complete by the end of the week, 29 points behind normal. Wheat in the soft dough stage of development was 16 percent complete, 26 points behind the five-year average. Rye headed was 92 percent complete by week’s end, and 25 percent was in the soft dough stage, 36 points behind normal. Oats jointing was 87 percent complete, and 43 percent had headed by Sunday. Canola was rated mostly good to fair with 42 percent rated poor to very poor. Six percent of canola was mature by the end of the week, compared to 80 percent this week last year. Row Crops: Fieldwork and planting were behind normal for all row crops. Corn seedbed preparation was 92 percent complete and 45 percent was planted by the end of the week, 43 points behind the five-year average. Corn emerged was 35 percent complete, 23 points behind normal. Sorghum seedbed preparation was 57 percent complete, and 11 percent of sorghum had been planted by the end of the week, nine points behind the five-year average. Soybean seedbed preparation was 48 percent complete, and seven percent had been planted, 16 points behind the five-year average. Peanut seedbed preparation was 84 percent complete, and 31 percent of the crop had been planted by Sunday. Cotton seedbed preparation was 85 percent complete and six percent had been planted by week’s end, compared to 15 percent at this point last year. Watermelon planting was 79 percent complete by the end of the week. Hay: Conditions of alfalfa were rated mostly good to fair and other hay was rated mostly fair. A first cutting of alfalfa hay was 25 percent complete by the end of the week, 32 points behind the five year average. A first cutting of other hay was 11 percent complete, 15 points behind normal. Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range improved slightly, but were rated mostly fair to poor. Warmer temperatures allowed for growth of spring forage, where moisture was received. Livestock conditions continued to be rated mostly good to fair. Soil Moisture Conditions by Percent Week Ending Sunday, May 12, 2013 Moisture Rating Current Week Previous Week One Year Ago Topsoil Very Short 22 22 7 Short 20 18 27 Adequate 53 57 64 Surplus 5 3 2 Subsoil Very Short 35 37 12 Short 30 32 34 Adequate 34 30 53 Surplus 1 1 1 Conditions by Percent For Week Ending Sunday, May 12, 2013 Commodity Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Wheat 21 26 32 19 2 Rye 23 21 39 14 3 Oats 7 16 37 36 4 Canola 21 21 30 25 3 Alfalfa Hay 3 16 44 34 3 Other Hay 7 19 53 20 1 Livestock 1 9 46 38 6 Pasture and Range 15 24 38 21 2
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Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of
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|Title||Oklahoma crop weather, 05/13/2013, v.36 no.13|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
|Purpose||Crop Progress Behind Normal|
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