Wednesday, 5 April 2017

US wheat in good post-winter condition

Temperatures were up across most of the United States, allowing fieldwork to progress.

Average temperatures and precipitation levels were above average throughout much of the Nation.

Areas of heavy precipitation were noted in the central Great Plains and lower Mississippi Valley, where some locations recorded more than 100mm of rainfall for the week, although dry conditions persisted in the Southeast.

On April 2, 51% of the 2017 winter wheat crop was reported in good to excellent condition, compared with 59% at the same time last year.

Since autumn, crop conditions have worsened in most of the Great Plains States with decreases in the good to excellent categories reported in Montana and Oklahoma.

Also, Kansas winter wheat condition was rated 43% good to excellent, compared with 52% on November 27, 2016.

We have completed our own independent wheat crop condition assessment for Russia and Ukraine with an initial yield forecast, the report is now available, email for details of how to secure a copy.