WASHINGTON AG NETWORK – GLENN VAAGEN – According to NASS, 52% of Washington spring wheat is planted, that compares with the 27% in the ground last week. While the week over week increase was noticeable plantings remain behind last year, at 72%, and the five-year average of 73%.
And at 4%, emergence is well behind where Washington spring wheat should be for this time of year. Meanwhile 1% of the winter wheat crop is headed, which is slightly below the five year average of 2%. And 68% of the winter wheat crop is rated Good to Excellent.
In Oregon, 62% of the spring wheat crop is planted, with 31% emerged. Both figures are behind last year’s and the five-year average. When it comes to winter wheat, 65% of the Oregon crop is considered Good to Excellent.
For Idaho 61% of the spring wheat crop is planted, up from last week’s 40%, but still well off the five-year average. When it comes to winter wheat headed, Idaho is currently sitting at 1%, off from last year’s figures. And 66% of the winter wheat crop is considered Good to Excellent.
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