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Oct. 10 Crop Production: Spring Wheat Harvest Almost Done

17:34PM Oct 10, 2014

The seeding of the 2015 winter wheat crop was underway by the beginning of September with 3 percent planted by September 7, two percentage points behind last year and slightly behind the 5-year average.

By September 21, producers had sown 25 percent of the winter wheat acreage, 4 percentage points ahead of last year's pace and 3 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Producers had sown 43 percent of the Nation's winter wheat acreage by September 28, six percentage points ahead of last year's pace and 7 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Dry conditions near the end of the month allowed for rapid planting progress in Oklahoma, with 57 percent complete by September 28, twenty-six percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.

Nationally, 14 percent of the winter wheat had emerged on September 28, three percentage points ahead of the same time last year and 2 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.

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Thirty-eight percent of the spring wheat crop was harvested by August 31, twenty-three percentage points behind last year and 27 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Due to delayed spring planting the spring wheat harvest in Minnesota was nearly 3 weeks behind the 5-year average at the beginning of the month.

Seventy-four percent of the spring wheat crop was harvested by September 14, fifteen percentage points behind last year and 12 percentage behind the 5-year average. Ninety-four percent of the spring wheat crop was harvested by September 28, slightly behind last year and 2 percentage points behind the 5-year average. By the end of the month, harvest was complete or nearly complete in Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Washington.

On September 7, sixty percent of the spring wheat crop was reported in good to excellent condition, compared with 63 percent on August 31 and 70 percent at the end of August 2013.
 

 

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