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Kansas Sorghum Harvest Underway
Kansas Ag Connection - 09/15/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 8% very short, 29% short, 58% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 31% short, 57% adequate, and 3% surplus.

Winter wheat planted was 2%, near 5% for both last year and the five-year average.

Corn condition rated 6% very poor, 12% poor, 28% fair, 41% good, and 13% excellent. Corn dented was 91%, ahead of 86% last year, and near 89% average. Mature was 49%, ahead of 39% last year, but near 50% average. Harvested was 8%, equal to last year, and near 11% average.

Soybean condition rated 3% very poor, 12% poor, 34% fair, 42% good, and 9% excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 96%, near 92% last year and 95% average. Dropping leaves was 32%, well ahead of 11% last year, and ahead of 19% average.

Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 28% fair, 49% good, and 13% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 82%, ahead of 68% last year, and near 78% average. Mature was 17%, ahead of 7% last year, and near 16% average. Harvested was 1%, equal to last year, and near 2% average.

Cotton condition rated 3% very poor, 10% poor, 39% fair, 42% good, and 6% excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 95%, near 92% last year, and ahead of 90% average. Bolls opening was 26%, ahead of 15% last year, and near 23% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 6% very poor, 15% poor, 37% fair, 38% good, and 4% excellent.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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