Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Idaho Crop Progress and Condition
Poor weather conditions continue to slow field progress throughout much of the state. The Twin Falls extension reports that some fields in the area have dried allowing planting of cereal grains.
Winter wheat condition is rated 1% Very Poor, 17% Poor to Fair and 82% Good to Excellent. Spring wheat planted is 35% completed compared to 28% at this time last year.
Nationally, the HRW crop continues to be of major concern. The USDA reported that 69% of the crop was in poor to very poor condition in Oklahoma, 68% in Texas, 48% in Colorado, and 42% in Kansas. The crop in the north is in better condition. In California 95% was reported to be in good to excellent condition, 75% in Montana, 66% in South Dakota, and 43% in Nebraska.
The SW crop is in excellent condition this year. The USDA reported 89% of the crop to be in good to excellent condition in Washington, 82% in Idaho, and 80% in Oregon.
The SRW crop appears to be in fairly good condition this year. The USDA reported 78% of the crop to be in good to excellent condition in North Carolina, 73% in Ohio, 71% in Missouri, 65% in Illinois, 58% in Indiana, and 57% in Arkansas.
The spring wheat planting season has kicked off. Most states are behind last year’s pace and behind the five year average, the exception being Idaho which is ahead of schedule.