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USA HRW Wheat Crops Reports
Texas: Severe weather thundered through the state once again. Strong winds and hail cut a swath across many areas. In the hardest hit locations, dangerous straight line winds and baseball sized hail caused extensive structure and crop damage. The rain associated with these storms was more than welcomed. Precipitation totals ranging from ˝ to over 3 inches were realized across the Edwards Plateau, Blacklands, eastern portions of the Upper Coast, Central and East Texas. The Panhandle and South Plains reported rainfall amounts of a trace to over ˝ inch. Scattered showers dumped over 2 inches of rain in some locations of South Texas. Trace amounts of rain fell across the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend with some isolated locations receiving up to ˝ inch. Cooler temperatures in many areas replaced the intense heat of the previous week. A light freeze was experienced acros s the Panhandle and temperatures fell below normal throughout the state. The lower thermometer readings decreased the evaporation rate of soil moisture. The increased precipitation was very beneficial to summer crops and pastures. For those regions that missed the rain, conditions remained extremely dry. Fields in southern regions were especially in need of moisture as crop stands continued to show drought stress. Supplemental feeding declined for the most part but was still necessary in some areas. Insect problems were reported in some fields and livestock. Producers were cutting wheat for hay in many regions. On the Panhandle, much of the irrigated wheat that was not grazed out was expected to be harvested for silage. Plant maturity progressed northward as fields headed out on the South Plains. Due to the lack of adequate cold degree days this past winter, vernalization failed to occur in some fields on the Blacklands. Rust was reported in eastern areas of the state. Grain harvest will begin shortly in southern regions. Statewide, wheat condition was mostly rated very poor to poor.

Oklahoma: Saturating rains poured across the State last Friday and early Saturday. The needed rainfall may have arrived a little too late for the small grain crops, however, five districts in the State received over 3 inches of rainfall. Some hail damage was reported in the Southwest district. Topsoil moisture improved with 72 percent in the short to very short range compared to 96 percent the previous week. Subsoil moisture showed a slight improvement from the previous week with 88 percent in the short to very short range. There were 5.1 days suitable for field work. Despite heavy rainfall last week, small grain crops remained in poor to very poor condition. Although, some wheat stands were at ankle height and very thin, many producers were cutting their wheat for hay. Wheat headed was winding down. Wheat in the soft dough stage increased 18 points from last week to 28 percent.

Kansas: Most areas of the State received rains over the week, with higher amounts concentrated in the eastern third. Producers averaged 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Spring planting was the major activity. Topsoil moisture was rated 15 percent very short, 25 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 24 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 39 percent adequate. Ninety-eight percent of the wheat has jointed, compared to 93 percent last year and 83 percent for the 5-year average. Forty-eight percent of the wheat has headed, compared to 11 percent last year and 13 percent for the 5-year average. Wheat condition was rated 14 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Wheat freeze damage reports indicated 68 percent of the wheat has not been damaged, 23 percent with light damage, 8 percent with moderate damage, and 1 percent with severe damage. Temperatures fell to below freezing in some areas last week; however, it may be a few weeks before the extent of any damage to the wheat may be known. Reports of wind damage indicated 78 percent of the wheat has not been damaged, 14 percent with light damage, 6 percent with moderate damage, and 2 percent with severe damage. Insect reports indicated 68 percent with no infestation, 23 percent with light infestation, 7 percent with moderate infestation, and 2 percent with severe infestation. Disease reports indicated 73 percent of the wheat showed no presence, 21 percent with light presence, 5 percent with moderate presence, and 1 percent with severe presence. Wheat streak mosaic presence continues to be reported in western portions of the State.

Nebraska: For the week ending April 30, 2006, rainfall across the eastern third of the state halted planting activities over the weekend, while the western half of Nebraska and especially the southwest remained mostly dry, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service, Nebraska Field Office. Moisture accumulations over the southwest during April averaged less than 40 percent of normal. Freezing temperatures during the week raised concerns for wheat in the joint stage. Field activities included applying fertilizer and chemicals, planting corn, working ground, and preparing to move livestock to pasture. Weather Summary: Temperatures ranged from 4 to 8 degrees below normal for the week. The western twothirds of the state saw freezing temperatures in the 20’s last week. The eastern third of the state recorded the most precipitation with some reports of 3 inches. Wheat conditions declined slightly last week and rated 5 percent very poor, 11 poor, 34 fair, 44 good, and 6 excellent, below last year. Wheat jointed was at 38 percent, behind 58 percent last year but even with the five-year average.
MGR Archive 3.5.2006
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