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Kansas Soybean Harvest Well Ahead of Average
Kansas Ag Connection - 10/14/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 23% very short, 49% short, 28% adequate, and 0% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 17% very short, 44% short, 39% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 6% very poor, 14% poor, 46% fair, 31% good, and 3% excellent. Winter wheat planted was 74%, ahead of 57% last year and 56% for the five-year average. Emerged was 50%, ahead of 33% last year and 32% average.

Corn condition rated 7% very poor, 12% poor, 27% fair, 39% good, and 15% excellent. Corn mature was 96%, ahead of 90% last year, and near 94% average. Harvested was 63%, ahead of 45% last year, and near 59% average.

Soybean condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 33% fair, 46% good, and 10% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 91%, ahead of 76% last year and 82% average. Harvested was 40%, well ahead of 11% last year and 20% average.

Sorghum condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 30% fair, 45% good, and 13% excellent. Sorghum mature was 88%, well ahead of 68% last year, and ahead of 75% average. Harvested was 30%, ahead of 15% last year and 23% average.

Cotton condition rated 3% very poor, 12% poor, 42% fair, 38% good, and 5% excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 79%, equal to last year, and ahead of 69% average. Harvested was 2%, near 4% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 22%, ahead of 14% last year and 10% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 11% very poor, 19% poor, 38% fair, 30% good, and 2% 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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