CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2016 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2016, is forecast at 74.10 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is six percent below last year’s production of 79.18 million bushels and 17 percent below the 89.30 million bushel crop produced two years ago. Acreage for harvest, forecast at 1.95 million acres, is 190,000 acres less than a year ago. Average yield is forecast at 38.0 bushels per acre, up 1.0 bushel per acre from last year’s yield. Final yield will largely be determined by the
combination of moisture and temperature conditions during May and June.
As of May 1, Colorado’s winter wheat crop condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 12 percent excellent, compared with 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 8 percent excellent last year.

Download full report here:  CO_Crop_Production_05102016

 

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