|Collection is expected to begin next week in Arkansas. With no reportable data, this week’s report contains weather and crop condition information. Compared to 2010, USDA continues to expect a large increase in production over the entire SRW growing region. |
Arkansas: Rainfall has been well above normal and temperatures were below normal throughout the state. Only 2% of winter wheat was harvested, compared to 0% in 2010 and the 5-year average of 1%. Wheat conditions were: 10% very poor, 21% poor, 31% fair, 32% good and 6% excellent.
Missouri: Cool spring weather has prevailed across the entire state. There were flood waters in the Bootheel (southeast corner of the state), and the central portion of the state experienced flash flooding along the Moreau and Moniteau rivers. Winter wheat was 90% headed, eight days ahead of last year and four days ahead of normal. Concerns over wheat diseases continued to rise as the weather remained wet. Wheat conditions were: 10% very poor, 17% poor, 30% fair, 36% good, and 7% excellent.
North Carolina: The state received below normal precipitation and below average temperatures last week. Wheat conditions were: 0% very poor, 2% poor, 15% fair, 58% good, and 25% excellent.
Virginia: Wheat is drying down in some areas pretty fast, especially in the sandier soils. There was 98% headed, 1% more than last year and 40% more than the 5-year average. Wheat conditions were: 0% very poor, 1% poor, 8% fair, 74% good and 17% excellent.