April 29, 2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition Update

west of cope 26.5

Photo: Wheat field three miles west of Cope, Colorado, estimated yield potential on April 30, 2013 – 26.5 bushels.

kiowa_cheyenne

Photo:  Picture taken between Sheridan Lake and Cheyenne Wells in Kiowa county is typical of wheat fields in Kiowa and Cheyenne counties.

In the Colorado Crop Progress Report released Monday, April 29, USDA NASS rated 25 percent of Colorado winter wheat very poor, 29 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 11 percent good, and zero percent excellent. Last year at this time, two percent was considered very poor, 13 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 45 percent good, and six percent excellent.

Nineteen percent of Colorado topsoil was very short on moisture, compared to eight percent at this time last year. Thirty-four percent of Colorado subsoil was very short on moisture, compare with 12 percent last year.

In the national crop condition update, for the 18 major winter wheat-producing states, USDA NASS rated 16 percent of the crop as very poor, 19 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 30 percent good, and five percent excellent.

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2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
4/29/13 25 29 35 11 0
Previous year – 2012 2 13 34 45 6
4/22/13 25 31 35 9 0
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
4/29/13 16 19 32 30 5
Previous year – 2012 3 7 26 50 14
4/22/13 14 19 33 30 5
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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