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Winter wheat planting nearing completion

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Scattered rainfall during the week ending Sept. 30 brought some relief but drought conditions persist, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wyoming Field Office, Oct. 1.

High temperatures ranged from 67 degrees at Lake Yellowstone to 84 degrees in Casper. Low temperatures ranged from 26 degrees in Shirley Basin to 48 degrees in Buffalo. There were 18 reporting stations reporting at least a tenth-of-an-inch of rain last week. Two stations, Cheyenne and Buford, had over half an inch at 0.59 and 0.54 inches respectively. All of the stations reported above normal temperatures.

Weather conditions allowed for 7 days of field work. Producers were busy planting wheat, harvesting corn for grain and silage, harvesting dry beans, digging sugarbeets, cutting hay and tending to livestock.

Winter wheat planting is nearing completion at 90 percent, behind 95 percent planted last year, and 93 percent for the average. Emergence is behind previous years at 46 percent compared to last year at 63 percent and a five-year average of 76 percent. Corn progress stages remain ahead of previous years as corn in the dent stage is 87 percent complete, mature is 60 percent complete, and 1 percent of the crop is harvested. Seventy-nine percent of corn silage has been harvested ahead of 66 percent last year and 76 percent for the average. Dry beans also remain ahead of previous years as 70 percent have been combined. Sugarbeet harvest is also early this year at 27 percent, compared to 9 percent last year, and 7 percent for the average.

Range and pasture conditions are slightly changed from last week at 87 percent poor to very poor, 10 percent fair and 3 percent good. Thirty-seven percent of the cattle and 33 percent of the sheep have been moved out of their summer pastures. Stock water supplies were 21 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 37 percent adequate.

Date: 10/8/2012



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