April 22, 2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition

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Photo: The hard white winter wheat variety Antero growing under irrigation.

In the Colorado Crop Progress Report released Monday, April 22, USDA NASS rated 25 percent of Colorado winter wheat very poor, 31 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 9 percent good, and zero percent excellent. Last year at this time, two percent was considered very poor, 13 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 38 percent good, and six percent excellent. We have heard reports of freeze damage from around the state, mostly south of I-70.

Nineteen percent of Colorado topsoil was very short on moisture, compared to twelve percent at this time last year. Thirty-six percent of Colorado subsoil was very short on moisture, compare with 14 percent last year.

In the national crop condition update, for the 18 major winter wheat-producing states, USDA NASS rated 14 percent of the crop as very poor, 19 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 31 percent good, and five percent excellent.

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2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
4/22/13 25 31 35 9 0
Previous year – 2012 2 13 41 38 6
4/15/13 27 17 42 14 0
4/8/13 22 24 40 14 0
4/1/13 24 18 46 12 0
3/25/13 22 25 41 12 0
3/17/13 19 32 37 11 1
11/26/12 8 26 48 18 0
11/19/12 7 33 41 18 1
11/12/12 6 25 38 30 1
11/5/12 6 22 45 26 1
10/31/12 6 18 46 29 1
10/21/12 5 20 41 33 1

2013 U.S. Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
4/22/13 14 19 33 30 5
Previous year – 2012 3 7 27 48 15
4/15/13 12 19 33 31 8
4/8/13 12 18 34 31 5
4/1/13 10 20 36 29 5
11/26/12 7 19 41 29 4
11/19/12 5 19 42 36 4
11/12/12 5 17 42 32 4
11/5/12 5 14 42 35 4
10/31/12 4 11 45 36 4

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