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United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Oklahoma Crop Weather Oklahoma Field Office Cooperating with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry P.O. Box 528804 · Oklahoma City, OK 73152-8804 (405) 522-6190 · FAX (405) 528-2296 · www.nass.usda.gov/ok A combined contribution with Cooperative Extension Service, USDA Farm Service Agency and Oklahoma Mesonet -over- USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Information provided by respondents on NASS surveys, will remain completely confidential, as required by Federal law. NASS safeguards the confidentiality of all responses, ensuring that no individual producer or operation can be identified. Volume 35, Number 31 Weekly Summary for Sep 3-Sep 9 Issued September 10, 2012 Limited Rainfall, Limited Planting Rainfall averages in most climate districts were less than half an inch. However, a few places in the West Central district received over an inch of rain, including Putnam, Butler and Fairview. Wheat planting began in very limited areas, while seedbed preparation was still significantly behind normal. A cold front moved through Oklahoma, although it did not bring rain for everyone, it significantly dropped temperatures. Oklahoma City had a record high temperature for September 7th of 105 degrees, and only two days later a record minimum temperature for September 9th at 50 degrees. Conditions of row crops and hay showed no significant improvements. Half of the corn and a quarter of the sorghum were harvested by the end of the week. Topsoil and subsoil moisture conditions fell again, rated mostly very short. There were 6.3 days suitable for field work. Small Grains: Seedbed preparation for small grains and canola was behind normal, despite significant progress this past week. A small portion of wheat and rye planting began. Wheat seedbed preparation was 47 percent complete, 16 points behind normal. Rye seedbed preparation was 41 percent complete, 21 points behind the five-year average. Thirty-nine percent of oat seedbed preparation was complete by week’s end, nine points behind the five-year average. Seedbed preparation was complete on 49 percent of canola fields by Sunday, just 13 points behind last year’s progress. Row Crops: Conditions for corn and sorghum were rated mostly fair to poor, while cotton and soybeans were rated mostly poor to very poor. Corn dent was virtually complete and 81 percent was mature by Sunday, 12 points ahead of normal. The corn harvest was halfway completed by the end of the week, 12 points ahead of the five-year average. Sorghum headed reached 88 percent complete and 67 percent of the crop was coloring, 12 points ahead of normal. Sorghum mature reached 41 percent complete by week’s end, and one quarter of the sorghum crop was harvested, 20 points ahead of a normal year. Soybeans blooming reached 93 percent complete and 74 percent of the crop was setting pods by Sunday. Soybean plants reported as mature reached eight percent by the end of the week. Ninety-five percent of peanuts were setting pods by Sunday, and 27 percent of the crop was mature. Eighty-three percent of cotton plants were setting bolls by the end of the week and 26 percent had bolls opening. The watermelon harvest was virtually complete by week’s end, just ahead of the five-year average. Hay: Conditions continued to be rated mostly poor to very poor. The third cutting of alfalfa was 92 percent complete and a fourth cutting of alfalfa was 40 percent complete by Sunday, 28 points behind normal. The second cutting of other hay reached 58 percent complete, even with the five-year average. Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range continued to be rated mostly poor to very poor. Livestock operators continued to supplement feed and hay their herds due to the lack of good pasture. Livestock conditions were rated mostly good to fair. Prices for feeder steers less than 800 pounds averaged $144 per cwt. Prices for heifers less than 800 pounds averaged $135 per cwt. Soil Moisture Conditions by Percent Week Ending Sunday, September 9, 2012 Moisture Rating Current Week Previous Week One Year Ago Topsoil Very Short 64 58 85 Short 31 34 14 Adequate 5 8 1 Surplus 0 0 0 Subsoil Very Short 72 70 88 Short 24 26 12 Adequate 4 4 0 Surplus 0 0 0 Conditions by Percent For Week Ending Sunday, September 9, 2012 Commodity Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Corn 16 30 30 23 1 Sorghum 29 32 31 8 0 Soybeans 30 33 26 11 0 Peanuts 3 4 25 64 4 Cotton 25 47 18 10 0 Alfalfa Hay 33 34 23 9 1 Other Hay 31 43 20 5 1 Livestock 3 17 49 29 2 Pasture and Range 43 35 18 4 0
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|Title||Oklahoma crop weather, 09/10/2012, v.35 no.31|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
|Purpose||Limited Rainfall, Limited Planting; Rainfall averages in most climate districts were less than half an inch.|
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