March 16, 2015
See the March 9, 2015, crop condition updates from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Winter wheat in Texas improved slightly in the past week with 46% rated good to excellent,42% fair, 9% poor and 3% very poor, helped by increased moisture, according to the USDA crop condition update released Monday.
Corn planting was delayed in several areas of Texas due to the cold, wet weather.
Texas is the only state reporting weekly conditions. Kansas and Oklahoma issued monthly condition reports on Monday. Kansas wheat as of March 1 was rated 44% good to excellent, 44% fair, 10% poor and 2% very poor.
"All of Kansas received some precipitation with the heaviest amounts in the northeast," the report said.
Kansas wheat 44% good/excellent condition, Oklahoma wheat 42% good/excellent
Oklahoma wheat came in at 42% good to excellent, 42% fair, 12% poor, and 4% very poor.
Precipitation in Oklahoma in February was mostly below normal. Freeze damage may have affected wheat and canola in the southwest region. Topsoil moisture was mostly short to adequate.
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