Winter wheat improved slightly in Texas but slipped in Oklahoma and Kansas this past week, the states said in weekly crop condition reports released Monday.
The three states provide weekly crop condition updates, while the full breadth of the weekly crop updates typically are a few weeks away.
In Kansas, wheat was rated 41% good to excellent, 46% fair, 10% poor, and 3% very poor, down slightly from the previous week's 46, 41, 10, and 3.
Kansas weather warmed up to 6 to 9 degrees above average, but rainfall was scarce, except in the southeast sections, which received .4 of an inch.(file photo)
Topsoil moisture was rated 1% surplus, 52% adequate, 34% short, and 13% very short, compared with the previous week's 1, 58, 30, and 11.
In Texas, winter wheat improved to 51% good to excellent, 38% fair, 8% poor and 3% very poor as of Sunday, versus 50%, 39%, 8%, and 3% a week earlier.
Most areas received rain during the week with amounts of 0.10 to 10 inches. The Upper Coast and East Texas regions received the most.
"Winter wheat progressed well throughout the state. Areas of the Northern High Plains reported issues with army cut worms in some fields," the report said.
Corn and sorghum planting was delayed by the wet conditions. Corn planting was 11% done compared with 14% a year ago and the 25% five-year average. Sorghum was 4% planted versus 10% a year ago and the 18% average.
Topsoil moisture statewide was rated 19% surplus, 58% adequate, 19% short and 4% very short, versus 16, 60, 20, and 4 the previous week.
Oklahoma wheat had warmer weather for the week ended Sunday, although a weekend cold front brought lows of 30 degrees in some areas.
Winter wheat's condition slipped slightly to 40% good/excellent, 44% fair, 12% poor and 4% very poor, from the previous week's 42, 43,11 and 4.
Corn seedbed preparation reached 30%, 3 points behind a year ago. Sorghum seedbed preparation reached 15% and soybeans 11%, both on par with a year ago.
Topsoil moisture was rated 6% surplus, 40% adequate, 38% short and 16% very short, similar to the prior week, but improved from a year ago.