Oct. 31 Report
Rains across most of the state with drier conditions in the northwest and west-central districts resulted in 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 18 percent very short, 28 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 42 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 21 percent adequate. Ground worked fall tillage was 61 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 15 days ahead of the 5 year average (normal) of 39 percent.
Field Crops Report
Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 97 percent, 5 days behind last year, but the same as normal. Soybeans mature were 88 percent, 5 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal. Soybeans harvested were 62 percent, 8 days behind last year, but the same as normal. Every district except the southwest district is behind last year’s soybean harvest pace. Cotton harvested was 70 percent, 6 days behind last year, and 3 days behind normal. Sorghum mature was 97 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 5 days ahead of normal. Sorghum harvested was 76 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 8 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat planted was 67 percent, 2 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat emergence was 45 percent, 2 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of normal. Wheat condition was 2 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 6 percent excellent The 5-year average wheat condition was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.
Pasture & Livestock
Pasture condition were 36 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 28 percent fair, and 12 percent good. Comparable to last year’s pasture condition was 35 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 26 percent fair, and 11 percent good. Supply of hay and other roughages was 54 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 15 percent adequate. Stock water supplies were 43 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 22 percent adequate.
Temperatures were 1 to 3 degrees above average. Precipitation averaged 0.64 of an inch statewide. The central and north-central districts averaged 0.83 and 0.80 of an inch.
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