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Fall planting nearly complete Oklahoma

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During the week ending Oct. 27, wheat planting was 90 percent complete, and planting of rye and canola was virtually complete, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Oklahoma Field Office, Oct. 28.

Small grains and canola continued to emerge and were rated in mostly good condition. Harvest of row crops continued, and was slightly ahead of normal progress for most crops as well as for the hay harvest. Some rain fell early in the week, but the heavier rains came on Oct. 26. The most significant rainfall fell in the Southeast district, averaging just over two inches for the week, while most of the northern half of the state recorded no measurable rainfall. The Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma received little to no rain to combat the ongoing drought conditions there. Temperatures dropped below freezing over the weekend across northern Oklahoma, but only briefly. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 56 percent adequate and 43 percent short to very short. Subsoil moisture conditions were rated 43 percent adequate and 57 percent short to very short. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork.

Wheat and rye were rated mostly in good condition. Wheat planting was 90 percent complete, and 73 percent of wheat had emerged by Oct. 27. Rye planting was 97 percent complete by the end of the week, and 84 percent had emerged. Eighty-three percent of oat seedbed preparation was complete by Oct. 27, and 48 percent was planted. Oats emerged was 37 percent complete, just ahead of the five-year average. Canola conditions were rated mostly good. Ninety-one percent of canola had emerged by the end of the week, five points ahead of this time last year.

Harvest was just getting underway for cotton, while corn harvest was almost completed. The corn harvest was 95 percent complete by week’s end. Virtually all sorghum was in the mature stage, and 63 percent had been harvested by Oct. 27, 16 points ahead of the five-year average. Eighty-one percent of soybeans were mature by week’s end, and 44 percent had been harvested. The peanut crop was 93 percent mature by the end of the week. Three fourths of the peanut crop had been dug by the end of the week and 53 percent was harvested. Eighty-nine percent of cotton had bolls opening by Oct. 27, and 21 percent of cotton was harvested, seven points behind the five-year average.

Hay continued to be cut, but harvest was winding down. A fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was 92 percent complete by Oct. 27, 14 points ahead of normal, and a fifth cutting was 36 percent complete. A second cutting of other hay was 86 percent complete by Oct. 27, eight points ahead of the five year average.

Condition ratings of pasture and range continued to be rated mostly good to fair. Livestock was rated mostly in good condition.

Date: 11/04/2013



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