May 27, 2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition Report

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Photo: CWRF Seed and Trait Specialist Joe Westhoff and CSGA Director Rick Novak examine a field of seed wheat in S. Kit Carson County on HWY 385.  This field had frozen back completely and the plants were re-growing, making the field at least 3 weeks behind average.

In the Colorado Crop Progress Report released Monday, May 27, USDA NASS rated 29 percent of Colorado winter wheat very poor, 20 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 16 percent good, and two percent excellent. Last year at this time, five percent was considered very poor, 15 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 38 percent good, and five percent excellent.

Twenty-on percent of Colorado topsoil was very short on moisture, compared to 18 percent at this time last year. Thirty-nine percent of Colorado subsoil was very short on moisture, compare with 20 percent last year.

In the national crop condition update, for the 18 major winter wheat-producing states, USDA NASS rated 23 percent of the crop as very poor, 19 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 26 percent good, and five percent excellent.

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2013 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
5/27/13 29 20 33 16 2
Previous year – 2012 5 15 37 38 5
5/20/13 29 23 32 15 1
5/13/13 24 23 37 14 2
5/6/13 27 29 31 12 1
4/29/13 25 29 35 11 0
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
5/20/13 23 19 27 26 5
Previous year – 2012 6 11 29 43 11
5/20/13 21 20 28 27 4
5/13/13 20 19 29 27 5
5/6/13 19 20 29 27 25
4/29/13 16 19 32 30 5
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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