KY & U.S. Crop Progress - November 5, 2012

Posted on Nov 5, 2012

For the 18 Major U.S. States:

 Corn Harvest: 95 pct complete vs 85 pct year ago and 71 pct for 5-yr average.

Soybean Harvest: 93 pct vs 91 pct year ago and 86 pct on average.

 Winter Wheat   Planted: 92 pct vs 92 pct year ago and 90 pct on average.   Emerged: 73 pct vs 73 pct year ago and 74 pct on average.   Condition:  Deteriorated      Good/Excellent = 39 pct vs 40 pct last week and 49 pct year ago.     Poor/Very Poor = 19 pct vs 15 pct last week and 15 pct year ago.        The worst states are Nebraska and So Dakota. _______________ 

KY Crop Progress – USDA NASS  Issued 4:00 P.M., November 5, 2012                                                

AGRICULTURAL NEWS:  Kentucky experienced windy conditions and very cool temperatures as remnants of Hurricane Sandy passed through the area.  Cold air made for highs only getting into the upper 30s and lower 40s for eastern and Bluegrass portions of Kentucky. Kentucky experienced 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork out of a possible seven this past week. Rain for the week totaled 0.45 inches, 0.31 inches below normal. Temperatures for the period averaged 45 degrees across the state, which was 7 degrees cooler than normal, and was 14 degrees cooler than last week.

 

Topsoil moisture was rated 4 percent very short, 17 percent short, 72 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture was rated 9 percent very short, 30 percent short, 57 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

 CROPS:  As of Sunday, November 4, 98 percent of the corn had been harvested, compared with 95 percent last year and five-year average of 94 percent. Eighty-three percent of soybeans have been harvested, compared with 77 percent last year and the five-year average of 78 percent.

 

TOBACCO:  Stripped tobacco condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. The amount of burley tobacco already stripped was 26 percent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OTHER CROPS AND PASTURE:   

Winter Wheat seeded was reported at 75 percent, slightly ahead of last year’s 74 percent, and the five-year average of 71 percent. The winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.

 Pasture conditions have remained relatively steady over the past month. Pastures were rated as 4 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. 

KY CROP PROGRESS for week ending 11/04/12

Crop Stage

This

Week

Last

Week

Last

Year

5-Yr

Avg

                             Percent    

  Corn Harvested

98

 

96

95

94

  Soybeans Harvested

83

70

77

78

  Winter Wheat Seeded

75

61

74

71

  Burley Tobacco Stripped

26

18

26

29

 

SOIL MOISTURE for week ending 11/04/12

 

Very Short

Short

Adequate

Surplus

 

Percent

Topsoil

4

17

72

7

Subsoil

9

30

57

4

 

CROP CONDITIONS for week ending 11/04/12

 Crop

Very Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Ex

 

Percent

Wheat

0

1

18

65

16

Pasture

4

13

35

42

6

Tobacco Stripped

1

4

22

58

15

 

 

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