July 7, 2014 U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

Winter wheat harvest west of Idalia on July 5, 2014. Photo courtesy Joe Westhoff.

Winter wheat harvest west of Idalia on July 5, 2014. Photo courtesy Joe Westhoff.

The July 7, 2014 Crop Progress Report from USDA NASS-Colorado reported 27 percent of Colorado winter wheat was in very poor condition, 13 percent was poor, 22 percent was in fair condition, 30 percent was good, and eight percent was in excellent condition.

USDA estimated that the 2014 Colorado winter wheat crop was 22 percent harvested, compared to 15 percent at this time last year and the five-year average of 35 percent harvested.

USDA’s June 11 estimate for winter wheat production in Colorado is 89.25 million bushels. This forecast almost doubles last year’s drought-reduced production of 44.28 million bushels. This production report does not consider the updated harvested acreage estimate included below.

Acreage for harvest, estimated at 2.4 million acres in USDA’s June 30 Acreage Report estimate, is up 760,000 acres from 1.64 million acres last year. Average yield is forecast at 35.0 bushels per acre, up 8.0 bushels per acre from last year’s yield of 27.0 bushels per acre. USDA’s average yield and production estimate will be updated in the July 11 Crop Production report.

In USDA’s  July 7 Crop Progress Report for the U.S. (18 winter-wheat producing states), NASS reported 22 percent of U.S. winter wheat was in very poor condition, 22 percent was poor, 25 percent was in fair condition, 26 percent was good, and five percent was in excellent condition.

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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
4/7/14 17 16 32 31 4
4/14/14 17 16 31 32 4
4/21/14 17 15 32 32 4
4/28/14 18 15 31 32 4
5/5/14 20 17 32 28 3
5/12/14 22 16 33 26 3
5/19/14 24 16 31 26 3
5/27/14 24 16 31 26 3
6/2/14 24 15 29 28 4
6/9/14 24 14 28 28 6
6/16/14 26 12 27 28 7
6/23/14 26 13 25 29 7
6/30/14 27 13 22 31 7
7/7/14 27 13 22 30 8
Previous year 44 24 20 11 1

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
4/7/14 10 19 36 30 5
4/14/14 12 20 34 30 4
4/21/14 13 20 33 29 5
4/28/14 14 20 33 28 5
5/5/14 17 21 31 26 5
5/12/14 20 22 28 25 5
5/19/14 22 22 27 24 5
5/27/14 22 22 26 24 6
6/2/14 22 22 26 25 5
6/9/14 22 22 26 25 5
6/16/14 22 22 26 25 5
6/23/14 22 22 26 25 5
6/30/14 22 22 26 25 5
7/7/14 22 22 25 26 5
Previous year 24 18 24 26 8

 

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