Rainfall significantly reduces drought across state
For the week ending April 23, most of Oklahoma received 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, which significantly reduced drought across the state with exception of East Central Area, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Southern Plains Regional Field Office, Oklahoma.
According to the OCS Mesonet, drought conditions were rated 32 percent moderate, down 19 points from last week and 10 percent severe, down 4 points from last week.
Statewide temperatures averaged in the mid 70s.
There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork.
Winter wheat jointing reached 93 percent, down 1 point from normal.
Canola blooming reached 94 percent, up 7 points from normal.
Canola coloring reached 20 percent, up 20 points from normal.
Rye jointing reached 95 percent, 9 points from normal.
Oats headed reached 20 percent, up 20 points from the previous year and up 13 points from normal.
Cotton planted reached 6 percent, up 4 points from the previous year and up 5 points from normal.