PF CCI: Winter Wheat Ratings Edge Lower

Posted on 11/20/2017 3:49 PM

When USDA's weekly crop condition ratings are plugged into Pro Farmer's weighted crop condition index (CCI; 0 to 500 point scale, with 500 representing perfect), both the HRW and SRW wheat crops edged marginally lower to 339.88 points and  376.37 points, respectively.

 

Pro Farmer Crop Condition Index

HRW

This week

Last week

Year-ago

Kansas *(42.17%)

145.91

146.33

136.36

Oklahoma (12.54%)

41.63

42.26

37.46

Texas (9.92%)

32.45

33.34

32.42

Colorado (10.25%)

39.78

38.55

35.02

Nebraska (6.15%)

21.51

22.25

24.55

S. Dakota (4.78%)

12.05

10.95

21.65

Montana (9.88%)

31.92

32.41

43.71

HRW total

339.88

340.76

351.09

 

SRW

This week

Last week

Year-ago

Missouri *(10.93%)

38.60

39.36

34.58

Illinois (10.47%)

37.58

36.11

36.92

Ohio (10.95%)

44.91

45.24

41.50

Arkansas (2.62%)

9.50

9.24

12.87

Indiana (5.83%)

22.46

22.51

21.19

N. Carolina (6.56%)

25.92

25.33

26.70

Michigan (12.32%)

45.71

47.19

40.98

SRW total

376.37

376.89

371.58

* denotes percentage of total national HRW/SRW crop production.

Following are details from USDA's National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) crop and weather reports for key HRW wheat states:

Kansas: For the week ending Nov. 19, 2017, temperatures averaged two to eight degrees above normal, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Some producers were waiting for crops to dry down to finish with harvest. Fog and drizzle slowed progress in some areas. Rain would be welcomed to help the winter wheat crop. Light precipitation was recorded in the north and southeast, with minimal amounts scattered throughout the rest of State. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 5% very short, 25% short, 68% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4% very short, 25% short, 70% adequate and 1% surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 32% fair, 51% good, and 5% excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 90%, near 94% last year, and behind 95% for the five-year average.

Oklahoma: Dry weather continued to be prevalent throughout the state. Drought conditions continued to expand according to Mesonet, 17% of the state was moderate to exceptional, up 9 points from the previous week and 2% was severe to exceptional, up 2 points from the previous week. Also, according to the Mesonet, It has been 48 days since the western panhandle has seen at least a quarter-inch of rain in a single day. Statewide temperatures averaged in the mid 50’s. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly adequate to short. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

Winter wheat emerged reached 90%, down 2 points from the previous year and down 2 points from normal.

Colorado: Continued dry weather helped advance harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of NASS. Isolated precipitation was observed late in the week. Reporters in northeastern counties noted lack of moisture continues to be a concern for fall planted crops and range conditions going into winter. In southeastern counties, reporters mentioned harvest was slow due to poor dry down of some crops.

 

Following are details from USDA's NASS crop and weather reports for key SRW wheat states:

Michigan: There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending November 19, 2017 according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of NASS. Rain and snowfall saturated fields again this week which limited fieldwork in many areas.

Winter wheat growth was slowed by cold, cloudy conditions this past week. Surplus soil moisture was detrimental to winter wheat crop conditions in some areas.

Some fieldwork activities took place before the rain and snow stopped progress. Those activities included repairing equipment, preparations for winter, and some fall tillage operations.

Missouri: Statewide, the temperature averaged 46.0 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal.  Precipitation averaged 0.46 inches statewide, 0.45 inches below normal. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 19. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 5% very short, 19% short, 74% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 5% very short, 23% short, 71% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Winter wheat planted reached 90%. Winter wheat emerged reached 75%. Winter Wheat condition was rated 5% poor, 40% fair, 52% good, and 3% excellent.

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