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Measurable Rainfall Recorded Across Kansas
Kansas Ag Connection - 10/11/2017

For the week ending Sunday, above normal temperatures blanketed the State, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Measurable rainfall was recorded in every county, with most counties receiving one inch or more. Row crop harvest and wheat seeding were slowed by rains in many areas, but continued to progress. There were 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 13 short, 71 adequate, and 13 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 4 percent very short, 23 short, 69 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Winter wheat planted was 27 percent, well behind 55 last year and 59 for the five-year average. Emerged was 15 percent, behind 27 last year and 29 average.

Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 29 fair, 43 good, and 13 excellent. Corn mature was 88 percent, behind 95 last year and 94 average. Harvested was 46 percent, behind 60 last year and 61 average.

Soybean condition rated 5 percent very poor, 14 poor, 35 fair, 41 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 87 percent, ahead of 72 last year and 76 average. Harvested was 22 percent, ahead of 14 last year, and near 21 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 33 fair, 47 good, and 11 excellent. Sorghum coloring was 96 percent, near 100 last year and 97 average. Mature was 60 percent, behind 77 last year, and near 64 average. Harvested was 9 percent, behind 28 last year and 22 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 57 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 58 percent, behind 65 both last year and average. Harvested was 5 percent, near 6 last year and 4 average.

Sunflowers condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 34 fair, 50 good, and 12 excellent. Sunflowers ray flowers dried was 88 percent, near 90 last year and 92 average. Bracts turning yellow was 77 percent, near 79 both last year and average. Bracts turning brown was 55 percent, behind 60 last year. Harvested was 4 percent, behind 9 last year and 11 average.

Alfalfa fourth cutting was 90 percent complete, near 92 last year, but ahead of 81 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 35 fair, 46 good, and 3 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 15 short, 81 adequate, and 2 surplus.

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