March 31, 2014 Colorado Crop Progress Report

Current drought conditions in Colorado - more information here: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CO

Current drought conditions in Colorado – more information here: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CO

The March 31, 2014 Crop Progress Report from USDA NASS-Colorado reported 17 percent of Colorado winter wheat was in very poor condition, 16 percent was poor, 33 percent was in fair condition, 30 percent was good, and four percent was in excellent condition.

In USDA’s March Prospective Planting Report, Colorado’sĀ estimated winter wheat area planted was reduced 50,000 acres, from 2.9 million acres to 2.85 million acres. The 10-year average for Colorado winter wheat acres is 2.4 million acres planted.

USDA NASS is not yet issuing the national crop condition report.

Topsoil moisture was reported at 17 percent very short, 35 percent short, 46 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 24 percent very short, 33 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and one percent surplus.

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2014 Colorado Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
10/21/13 0 7 39 44 10
10/28/13 1 3 37 46 13
11/4/13 0 5 30 54 11
11/12/13 1 4 33 50 12
11/18/13 1 4 41 47 7
11/25/13 1 5 39 47 8
3/17/14 16 16 33 31 4
3/24/14 15 16 33 32 4
3/31/14 17 16 33 30 4
Previous year 24 19 45 12 0

2014 U.S. Winter Wheat Crop Condition

Week Ending Very Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
10/21/13 1 3 31 58 7
10/28/13 1 3 35 54 7
11/4/13 2 4 31 53 10
11/12/13 1 4 30 55 10
11/18/13 2 5 30 52 11
11/25/13 2 6 30 53 9
Previous year 7 19 41 29 4

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