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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 36, Number 12 Weekly Summary for Apr 29-May 5 Issued May 6, 2013 Spring Planting Behind Normal The Panhandle experienced another significant freeze event, as did parts of southwestern Oklahoma. Snow fell in northeastern Oklahoma Thursday night into Friday, and just a trace of snow in Tulsa broke the record for the latest snowfall in that city. Below average temperatures and continued drought conditions have delayed planting of row crops, while further damaging small grains. The April 30th Drought Monitor showed continued improvements in eastern Oklahoma, while conditions in the Panhandle worsened. Topsoil moisture conditions declined slightly from the previous week but continued to be rated mostly adequate. Subsoil moisture conditions were rated mostly short to very short with 30 percent rated adequate. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Small Grains: Condition ratings for all small grains declined slightly. Below normal precipitation, multiple freeze events, and hail storms have all damaged small grains in various locations. Wheat jointing was 94 percent complete by Sunday. Wheat heading was 42 percent complete by the end of the week, 41 points behind normal. Rye headed was 73 percent complete by week’s end, and seven percent was in the soft dough stage of development, 29 points behind normal. Oats jointing was 72 percent complete, and 21 percent had headed by Sunday, 14 points behind the five-year average. Canola was rated mostly good to fair with 38 percent rated poor to very poor. Canola blooming was 97 percent complete by the end of the week. Row Crops: Fieldwork and planting were behind normal for all row crops. Corn seedbed preparation was 89 percent complete by the end of the week. Corn planting was 39 percent complete by Sunday, and 25 percent had emerged, 19 points behind normal. Sorghum seedbed preparation was 56 percent complete, and six percent of sorghum had been planted by the end of the week, eight points behind the five-year average. Soybean seedbed preparation was 44 percent complete, 18 points behind the five-year average. Peanut seedbed preparation was 72 percent complete, and 17 percent of the crop had been planted by Sunday. Cotton seedbed preparation was 82 percent complete and a small portion had been planted by week’s end. Watermelon planting was halfway complete by the end of the week, 21 points behind the previous year, but on track with normal. Hay: Conditions of alfalfa were rated mostly good to fair and other hay was rated mostly fair. Some wheat was reported being cut for hay. A first cutting of alfalfa hay was ten percent complete by the end of the week, 34 points behind the five year average. A first cutting of other hay was five percent complete, 13 points behind normal. Pasture and Livestock: Conditions of pasture and range improved slightly, but were rated mostly fair to poor. The growth of spring forage continued to lag behind, due to cooler than normal temperatures. Livestock conditions continued to be rated mostly good to fair. Soil Moisture Conditions by Percent Week Ending Sunday, May 5, 2013 Moisture Rating Current Week Previous Week One Year Ago Topsoil Very Short 22 17 8 Short 18 18 26 Adequate 57 62 58 Surplus 3 3 8 Subsoil Very Short 37 33 12 Short 32 34 31 Adequate 30 33 55 Surplus 1 0 2 Conditions by Percent For Week Ending Sunday, May 5, 2013 Commodity Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Wheat 18 27 35 18 2 Rye 18 23 50 9 0 Oats 6 14 39 38 3 Canola 19 19 33 28 1 Alfalfa Hay 3 16 48 30 3 Other Hay 9 22 52 17 0 Livestock 3 10 45 38 4 Pasture and Range 16 25 37 20 2
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Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of
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|Title||Oklahoma crop weather, 05/06/2013, v.36 no.12|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
United States. National Agricultural Statistics Service. Oklahoma Field Office.
|Purpose||Spring Planting Behind Normal|
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