Crop conditions poor, very poor
There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 7, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, New Mexico Field Office, Oct. 9.
Cotton conditions were mostly fair to poor; 74 percent bolls opening. Corn conditions were mostly fair to good; 70 percent mature; 85 percent silage harvested. Sorghum conditions were mostly very poor to poor; 56 percent turning color; 8 percent mature. Winter wheat conditions mostly fair to poor; 91 percent planted; 45 percent emerged.
Peanut conditions were poor to fair; 20 percent harvested. Lettuce conditions were mostly good; 2 percent harvested. Chile conditions were mostly good to fair; 94 percent green harvested. Pecan conditions were mostly good to excellent. Alfalfa conditions were mostly good; fifth cutting 100 percent complete; sixth cutting 48 percent complete; seventh cutting 1 percent complete.
Cattle conditions were mostly fair to poor. Sheep conditions were mostly very poor to poor. Range and pasture conditions were mostly very poor.
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