HRW & SRW Crop Conditions Improve

November 12, 2013 09:33 AM
 

Below we plug USDA's weekly crop condition ratings into our weighted (by production) Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale). The Pro Farmer CCI for the HRW wheat crop jumped 5 points to 369, while the SRW crop saw around a 2-point increase to 380. Kansas led gains for the HRW crop while Illinois was the leader for the SRW crop.

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

HRW Wheat

11/10/13

11/03/13

11/11/12

Kansas *(38.58%)

141.57
138.87
112.33

Oklahoma (13.10%)

50.03
49.38

33.10

Texas (8.35%)

27.12
27.04

29.31

Colorado (7.77%)

28.58
28.82

27.11

Nebraska (6.26%)

23.18
23.18

16.94

S. Dakota (6.08%)

23.10
23.03

NA

Montana (10.15%)

39.47
38.36

NA

HRW total

368.94
364.08

295.08

* denotes percentage of total national HRW crop production.

(Palmer Drought Index below text.)

Following are details from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) state crop and weather reports:

Kansas: For the week ending November 10, 2013, precipitation totaled around a half inch across most of the State, with heavier amounts in north central and southeast Kansas, preventing some remaining crops from being harvested, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Heavy rains over the last few weeks in the Southeast district have delayed soybean harvest, damaged wheat stands, and prevented some farmers from getting their wheat seeded. There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 18 short, 67 adequate, and 10 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 14% very short, 25 short, 56 adequate, and 5 surplus. Winter wheat emerged was 92%, near 91 last year but ahead of 87 average. Wheat condition rated 0% very poor, 3 poor, 33 fair, 58 good, and 6 excellent.

Texas: Significant rainfall was received in many areas of the state with parts of East and South Texas recording up to two inches for the week. Incidents of flooding continued in some areas of East and Central Texas. Large portions of West Texas and the Panhandle remained mostly dry. Parts of North Texas experienced freezing temperatures. Winter wheat and oats seeding continued around the state but was suspended in parts of East Texas due to wet field conditions. In the Plains, small grain irrigation was active and additional rainfall was needed. Some producers reported light fall armyworm pressure.

Oklahoma: Planting of small grains was almost complete across the state and the emerged crops were rated in mostly good condition. Another widespread rain fell across Oklahoma early in the week, averaging just under an inch for the state. The eastern half of the state once again received more generous totals, but a narrow band of rain totals over an inch was recorded in western Oklahoma, including 2.76 inches in Watonga for the week. Temperatures averaged in the low 50s for the week, but much of the state dropped below freezing mid-week. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 68% adequate to surplus and 32% short to very short. Subsoil moisture conditions improved slightly and were rated 51% adequate to surplus and 49% short to very short. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork. All small grains were rated mostly in good condition. Wheat planting was 97% complete, and 90% of wheat had emerged by Sunday, six points ahead of the five-year average.

Nebraska: For the week ending November 10, 2013, snow in western counties and rain in the east limited harvest progress during the first half of the week, according to USDA's NASS. Grain moisture continued to remain above safe storage levels in a number of counties which also slowed the move to harvest completion. Most of the remaining unharvested corn acres were in the northern districts. Statewide, producers had 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5% very short, 19 short, 75 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 33 short, 54 adequate, and 0 surplus. Winter wheat condition rated 1% very poor, 4 poor, 27 fair, 60 good, and 8 excellent, well above year ago levels.

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

SRW Wheat

11/10/13

11/03/13

11/11/12

Missouri *(8.97%)

31.21
31.48

28.14

Illinois (9.91%)

38.25
36.37

34.37

Ohio
(8.80%)

35.72
35.37

43.55

Arkansas (6.45%)

23.68
23.61

21.48

Indiana (5.34%)

20.35
20.40

20.43

North Carolina (9.48%)

35.91
35.44

33.42

Michigan (9.50%)

37.06
38.10

44.12

SRW total

380.14
377.74

378.81

* denotes percentage of national SRW crop production.

Following are details from NASS's state-by-state crop and weather Reports:

Illinois: An inch of snow was reported in the northwest part of the state. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.61 inches, 0.13 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 45.2 degrees, 0.8 degrees above normal. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 6% very short, 21% short, 71% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 15% very short, 38% short, and 47% adequate. Ninety-eight percent of the winter wheat crop has been planted and 77% has emerged. The winter wheat crop was rated at 1% poor, 20% fair, 71% good, and 8% excellent. Pasture conditions were rated at 13% very poor, 19% poor, 32% fair, 34% good, and 2% excellent.

Ohio: There were five days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending Nov. 10, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. With mild weather prevailing throughout the state for most of the week, producers continued harvesting corn and soybeans. Winter wheat is emerging ahead of schedule, and producers seem very positive about the crop. Many are making preparations for the winter months, especially with reports of snow in the northeastern parts of the state.

Michigan: Four days were suitable for fieldwork in the week ending November 10, 2013, according to USDA NASS Great Lakes Region. Winter wheat has benefitted from the moisture and the absence of harsh temperatures.


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