June 1, 2015: U.S. and Colorado Crop Condition Report

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mixed success was achieved in fieldwork operations last week as isolated moisture events continued. However, moisture levels stabilized as warmer temperatures increased in prevalence, making field entry possible in several localities. Increased temperatures have also advanced the pace of crop development, which for some crops has fallen behind in recent weeks due to below normal temperatures. In some locations in the eastern district, crop quality has been diminished by sustained surplus moisture. Stripe rust has been realized as a significant issue for wheat in the southeast district while spraying is being done to mitigate the effects. Drainage issues continue to be a concern in the eastern district. Stored feed supplies were rated 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Sheep death loss was 69 percent average and 31 percent light. Cattle death loss was 1 percent heavy, 82 percent average, and 17 percent light.

 

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