Cotton – Southwest – Rain – More Planting – Thrips Swarm – Weed Resistance – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2018Scattered reports of rain helped spur planting into full swing across west Texas and parts of Oklahoma. But moisture is still needed for putting seeds into dryland fields, especially in Kansas.

Oklahoma Wheat: Powdery Mildew Less Obvious but Still Present

🕔May 18, 2018Although not as obvious as in previous weeks, powdery mildew is still hanging on in Oklahoma, and has even moved up onto the heads in some fields. One such field is […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Rockets Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to […]

Wheat Outlook: Russia’s Export Projection Raised While U.S. Exports Trimmed

🕔May 14, 2018With the pace of sales slowing in recent weeks, U.S. exports for 2017/18 are trimmed 15 million bushels to 910 million. The cut comes as data on shipments of Russian […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help; Oklahoma Acres Up; RGV in Bloom – AgFax

🕔May 9, 2018Reports come to you from the cotton fields of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arizona. Waiting on a rain. Most West Texas growers are chomping at the bit to plant. With […]

USDA Crop Progress: Planting Jumped Ahead with Improved Weather – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Corn planting progress jumped a whopping 22 percentage points last week and narrowed the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag […]

Oklahoma Wheat: No Rust, but Other Diseases Prevalent

🕔May 7, 2018This past week I was at field days in southwestern Oklahoma (Apache and Altus), and northeastern Oklahoma (Afton). I did not see a single leaf or stripe rust pustule at any […]

Oklahoma: Cattle Operation Losses from Wildfires Exceed $26 Mln

🕔May 4, 2018Estimated cattle operation losses from the April wildfires that raged across parts of western Oklahoma exceed $26 million, based on available information. “More than 348,000 acres burned causing a wide […]

Oklahoma: Livestock Producers in Drought Areas Facing Key Decisions

🕔May 4, 2018 Much of western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle are suffering through D4 exceptional drought, smack dab of the critical period when summer forage growth begins in earnest. Derrell […]

Wheat Tour Scouts Expect Sharply Lower 2018/19 Production

🕔May 3, 2018This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) Hard Red Wheat (HRW) Tour for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, Kan., […]

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