Spring Wheat Condition Declines Slightly

August 5, 2013 11:17 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 data shows spring wheat condition slipped 2.75 points during the week to 368.10, but remains 7.05 points ahead of year-ago.

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

Spring Wheat

8/04/13

7/28/13

8/05/12

Idaho *(8.56%)

32.78
32.43
31.91

Minnesota (14.19%)

51.37

51.09

51.69

Montana (16.98%)

62.47

62.64

51.21

N. Dakota
(43.48%)

163.93

166.98

167.76

S. Dakota
(8.61%)

28.32

28.84

29.89

Washington (5.94%)

20.97

20.55

20.12

Spring wheat total

368.10

370.85

361.05

(Palmer Drought Index below text.)

* denotes percentage of total national spring wheat crop production.

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

North Dakota: For the week ending August 4, 2013, some western and extreme northern and southern areas of the state received significant rainfall while most central and eastern areas received little to no moisture, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average temperatures remained cool across the state last week . The cooler temperatures have been good for small grain development, but warmer weather and additional moisture is needed to help row crops. Harvest of winter wheat began last week in some southern areas. Statewide, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 32 short, 56 adequate, and 5 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 27 short, 63 adequate, and 5 surplus. Spring wheat headed was 98 percent, behind 100 last year and 99 average. Turning color was 54 percent, well behind last year at 98 and 62 average. Ripe was 7 percent. Condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 21 fair, 65 good, and 9 excellent

Montana: Montana was cooler with scattered thunderstorms during the week ending August 4. Baker received the highest amount of precipitation for the week with 2.53 inches of moisture. Most other stations reported receiving none to 2.38 inches of precipitation. High temperatures ranged from the mid 70s to lower 90s, with the state-wide high temperature of 95 degrees recorded at Superior. A majority of stations reported lows in the lower 30s to the lower 50s with the coldest being Wisdom at 30 degrees.

Minnesota: Dry conditions gave Minnesota farmers an average of 6.5 days suitable for field work in Minnesota during the week ending August 4, 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, temperatures remained below normal with a statewide weekly average of 63.8 degrees. An average of only 0.11 inches of rain was received statewide last week, reducing topsoil and subsoil moisture levels to 38 and 28 percent short to very short, respectively. The South Central region was the driest region, with no measurable rainfall reported. Seventy percent of the spring wheat crop was turning ripe, behind the average of 75 percent.

South Dakota: For the week ending August 4, 2013, below normal temperatures across the entire state slowed crop development, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rain showers were reported across most of the state. Lack of moisture in some areas was having a negative impact on crop development. Cooler temperatures improved range and pasture conditions. Statewide, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 23 short, 66 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 26 short, 63 a dequate, and 4 surplus. Spring wheat turning color was 96 percent, behind 100 last year but near 98 average. Ripe was 34 percent, well behind 100 last year and 73 average. Harvested were 8 percent, also well behind 94 last year and 40 average. Condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 39 fair, 41 good, and 4 excellent.

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