Winter Wheat Planting Now Ahead of Average, Emergence Still Lags

03:06PM Oct 22, 2012
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The following are USDA's Crop Progress and Condition Report highlights for the week ended Oct. 21, 2012.

 Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States [These 15 States planted 99% of the 2011 cotton acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Alabama ........:      91            95            96            92      Arizona ........:     100            99            99            99      Arkansas .......:     100           100           100            99      California .....:      93            93            95            93      Georgia ........:      96            93            95            96      Kansas .........:      86            93            95            82      Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100      Mississippi ....:     100            99           100            99      Missouri .......:     100           100           100            97      North Carolina .:     100            90            95            99      Oklahoma .......:      85            89            90            94      South Carolina .:      96            87            90            97      Tennessee ......:      99            99            99            99      Texas ..........:      94            88            92            88      Virginia .......:      96            99           100            97                      :                                                        15 States ......:      95            91            94            92      ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Cotton Harvested - Selected States [These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2011 cotton acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Alabama ........:     36            17            29            41       Arizona ........:     34            22            25            34       Arkansas .......:     69            65            79            62       California .....:     26            10            15            25       Georgia ........:     34            17            31            28       Kansas .........:      9             6             8             4       Louisiana ......:     97            78            91            75       Mississippi ....:     80            50            64            66       Missouri .......:     69            47            62            63       North Carolina .:     41             8            18            39       Oklahoma .......:      6            15            31            16       South Carolina .:     42            12            23            38       Tennessee ......:     55            49            59            58       Texas ..........:     35            24            31            27       Virginia .......:     48            14            26            44                       :                                                        15 States ......:     44            28            38            39       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending October 21, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Alabama ........:     1           3          25          60          11      Arizona ........:     -           4          25          53          18      Arkansas .......:     3           6          19          45          27      California .....:     -           -           7          18          75      Georgia ........:     2           6          33          43          16      Kansas .........:    10          21          39          26           4      Louisiana ......:     -           2          18          65          15      Mississippi ....:     1           5          22          46          26      Missouri .......:    10          24          35          29           2      North Carolina .:     -           1          26          56          17      Oklahoma .......:    33          43          10          14           -      South Carolina .:     -           2          19          66          13      Tennessee ......:     1           3          25          59          12      Texas ..........:    21          28          29          18           4      Virginia .......:     -           -           6          70          24                      :                                                            15 States ......:    13          18          27          31          11                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    12          18          28          31          11      Previous year ..:    25          19          27          24           5      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Represents zero.                                                            Corn Harvested - Selected States [These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2011 corn acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Colorado .......:     36            50            64            47       Illinois .......:     75            87            92            62       Indiana ........:     39            61            72            53       Iowa ...........:     64            87            93            42       Kansas .........:     82            90            94            71       Kentucky .......:     85            91            94            85       Michigan .......:     18            36            48            31       Minnesota ......:     70            90            96            43       Missouri .......:     91            95            97            71       Nebraska .......:     44            80            89            37       North Carolina .:     96            92            94            96       North Dakota ...:     60            84            91            29       Ohio ...........:     12            31            50            36       Pennsylvania ...:     29            41            58            42       South Dakota ...:     59            90            96            34       Tennessee ......:     94            97            98            92       Texas ..........:     93            88            95            88       Wisconsin ......:     33            54            66            31                       :                                                        18 States ......:     60            79            87            49       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Soybeans Harvested - Selected States [These 18 States harvested 96% of the 2011 soybean acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:     58            64             75           56       Illinois .......:     81            69             80           71       Indiana ........:     64            51             69           71       Iowa ...........:     93            93             96           78       Kansas .........:     70            40             59           59       Kentucky .......:     51            42             54           57       Louisiana ......:     96            87             92           88       Michigan .......:     60            67             77           65       Minnesota ......:     99            99            100           81       Mississippi ....:     89            91             94           84       Missouri .......:     65            36             50           49       Nebraska .......:     90            86             95           75       North Carolina .:     18             7             10           15       North Dakota ...:     91            98            100           72       Ohio ...........:     37            38             63           68       South Dakota ...:     94            98            100           73       Tennessee ......:     51            33             48           55       Wisconsin ......:     77            88             94           62                       :                                                        18 States ......:     77            71             80           69       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Sugarbeets Harvested - Selected States [These 4 States harvested 84% of the 2011 sugarbeet acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Idaho ..........:     36            46            64            44       Michigan .......:     27            25            27            29       Minnesota ......:     83            74            88            81       North Dakota ...:     88            68            81            86                       :                                                        4 States .......:     68            61            73            68       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Sunflowers Harvested - Selected States [These 4 States harvested 87% of the 2011 sunflower acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Colorado .......:     46            35            40            55       Kansas .........:     35            29            39            32       North Dakota ...:     28            61            76            23       South Dakota ...:     50            46            74            28                       :                                                        4 States .......:     38            50            68            29       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Sorghum Mature - Selected States [These 11 States planted 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:     100           100           100           100      Colorado .......:      85            70            85            93      Illinois .......:      99            94            95            92      Kansas .........:      81            67            83            84      Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100      Missouri .......:      95            74            94            90      Nebraska .......:      92            94            97            87      New Mexico .....:      40            25            34            48      Oklahoma .......:      67            77            88            67      South Dakota ...:      97           100           100            94      Texas ..........:      88            87            91            87                      :                                                        11 States ......:      83            76            87            85      ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Sorghum Harvested - Selected States [These 11 States harvested 98% of the 2011 sorghum acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:     100           100           100            98      Colorado .......:      16            18            21            33      Illinois .......:      65            57            79            59      Kansas .........:      34            24            37            36      Louisiana ......:     100           100           100           100      Missouri .......:      72            45            63            59      Nebraska .......:      39            45            63            26      New Mexico .....:       7             1             6            17      Oklahoma .......:      34            55            66            38      South Dakota ...:      79            74            96            56      Texas ..........:      76            64            67            77                      :                                                        11 States ......:      51            43            52            52      ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Sorghum Condition - Selected States: Week Ending October 21, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Arkansas .......:     6          15          27          41          11      Colorado .......:    62          27           8           3           -      Illinois .......:    44          21          23          10           2      Kansas .........:    33          34          24           8           1      Louisiana ......:     -           1          28          61          10      Missouri .......:    20          36          33          11           -      Nebraska .......:    10          42          35          12           1      New Mexico .....:    23          43          31           3           -      Oklahoma .......:    33          26          31          10           -      South Dakota ...:    24          25          36          14           1      Texas ..........:     8          14          26          36          16                      :                                                            11 States ......:    25          26          25          18           6                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    25          26          25          18           6      Previous year ..:    22          25          29          20           4      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Represents zero.                                                            Peanuts Harvested - Selected States [These 8 States harvested 98% of the 2011 peanut acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Alabama ........:     51            34            55            43       Florida ........:     74            70            78            71       Georgia ........:     56            50            67            51       North Carolina .:     51            41            63            59       Oklahoma .......:     12            23            43            36       South Carolina .:     54            60            71            69       Texas ..........:     59            34            55            45       Virginia .......:     39            19            45            51                       :                                                        8 States .......:     56            48            65            54       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Peanut Condition - Selected States: Week Ending October 21, 2012 [National crop conditions for selected States are weighted based on 2011 planted acreage] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Alabama ........:     -           -           8          82          10      Florida ........:     1           2          21          44          32      Georgia ........:     -           3          16          53          28      North Carolina .:     -           -          10          62          28      Oklahoma .......:     4           5          24          63           4      South Carolina .:     -           3          24          62          11      Texas ..........:     4          11          33          47           5      Virginia .......:     -           -           2          76          22                      :                                                            8 States .......:     1           3          17          57          22                      :                                                            Previous week ..:     1           3          19          55          22      Previous year ..:     8          15          34          34           9      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Represents zero.                                                            Rice Harvested - Selected States [These 6 States harvested 100% of the 2011 rice acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:      90            98            99            89      California .....:      48            38            60            70      Louisiana ......:     100           100           100            99      Mississippi ....:      99            98            99            92      Missouri .......:      86            94            96            87      Texas ..........:     100           100           100           100                      :                                                        6 States .......:      83            85            90            87      ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Winter Wheat Planted - Selected States [These 18 States planted 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:     39            25            36            29       California .....:     28             8            26            23       Colorado .......:     99            92            99            99       Idaho ..........:     96            79            93            91       Illinois .......:     72            46            69            66       Indiana ........:     67            47            71            67       Kansas .........:     90            81            91            84       Michigan .......:     76            76            87            80       Missouri .......:     53            41            53            44       Montana ........:     90            74            82            94       Nebraska .......:     98            95            97            98       North Carolina .:     15             9            12            14       Ohio ...........:     49            41            67            76       Oklahoma .......:     77            75            86            79       Oregon .........:     76            51            68            80       South Dakota ...:     95            77            83            95       Texas ..........:     60            67            74            73       Washington .....:     96            85            92            94                       :                                                        18 States ......:     79            71            81            80       ------------------------------------------------------------------------  Winter Wheat Emerged - Selected States [These 18 States planted 88% of the 2011 winter wheat acreage] ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :               Week ending               :                              :-----------------------------------------:                    State     : October 21, : October 14, : October 21, :  2007-2011                   :    2011     :    2012     :    2012     :   Average    ------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                        percent                                         :                                                        Arkansas .......:     13             8            18            11       California .....:     17             -             1             7       Colorado .......:     81            51            66            82       Idaho ..........:     60            33            52            55       Illinois .......:     34            11            29            32       Indiana ........:     28             9            25            32       Kansas .........:     66            44            62            61       Michigan .......:     40            25            49            47       Missouri .......:     26            19            34            22       Montana ........:     53            25            36            67       Nebraska .......:     91            47            58            87       North Carolina .:      2             1             2             3       Ohio ...........:      6             7            22            40       Oklahoma .......:     45            42            59            57       Oregon .........:     31            24            26            40       South Dakota ...:     82            11            13            80       Texas ..........:     24            43            51            46       Washington .....:     81            63            68            75                       :                                                        18 States ......:     51            36            49            56       ------------------------------------------------------------------------ - Represents zero.                                                        Pasture and Range Condition - Selected States: Week Ending October 21, 2012 [National pasture and range conditions for selected States are weighted based on pasture acreage and/or livestock inventories] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------       State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                 :                          percent                                           :                                                            Alabama ........:     3           6          30          56           5      Arizona ........:    31          18          28          20           3      Arkansas .......:    11          22          44          21           2      California .....:    39          58           3           -           -      Colorado .......:    61          25          12           2           -      Connecticut ....:     -           -          35          65           -      Delaware .......:     3          22          44          29           2      Florida ........:     1           5          25          60           9      Georgia ........:     2          13          48          35           2      Idaho ..........:    19          35          28          18           -      Illinois .......:    14          16          31          37           2      Indiana ........:     8          19          41          27           5      Iowa ...........:    47          26          22           5           -      Kansas .........:    52          28          17           3           -      Kentucky .......:     3          12          39          39           7      Louisiana ......:     1           8          42          43           6      Maine ..........:     -           9          27          64           -      Maryland .......:     2          12          24          54           8      Massachusetts ..:     -          10          49          41           -      Michigan .......:    12          26          32          24           6      Minnesota ......:    34          32          23          10           1      Mississippi ....:     -          12          21          61           6      Missouri .......:    38          23          30           8           1      Montana ........:    50          27          19           4           -      Nebraska .......:    74          23           3           -           -      Nevada .........:    54          28          13           5           -      New Hampshire ..:     1           2          41          43          13      New Jersey .....:     -          10          20          50          20      New Mexico .....:    54          30          15           1           -      New York .......:     5          24          38          27           6      North Carolina .:     -           5          27          61           7      North Dakota ...:    28          31          32           9           -      Ohio ...........:    16          22          32          27           3      Oklahoma .......:    35          36          23           6           -      Oregon .........:    20          33          30          17           -      Pennsylvania ...:     8          25          29          29           9      Rhode Island ...:     -           -          50          50           -      South Carolina .:     -           5          29          61           5      South Dakota ...:    45          35          18           2           -      Tennessee ......:     1           7          32          52           8      Texas ..........:    17          24          32          23           4      Utah ...........:    26          30          32          12           -      Vermont ........:     -          40          46          14           -      Virginia .......:     1           7          25          62           5      Washington .....:    11          24          37          28           -      West Virginia ..:     -           9          50          36           5      Wisconsin ......:    38          35          20           6           1      Wyoming ........:    61          25          11           3           -                      :                                                            48 States ......:    28          26          25          19           2                      :                                                            Previous week ..:    29          26          25          18           2      Previous year ..:    23          18          28          27           4      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Represents zero.                                                           
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