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Kansas Cotton Planted Nearly Triples Average Pace
Kansas Ag Connection - 05/19/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 25 short, 51 adequate, and 15 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 7 percent very short, 21 short, 64 adequate, and 8 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 6 percent very poor, 17 poor, 37 fair, 34 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 94 percent, near 93 last year. Headed was 61 percent, ahead of 54 last year, but behind 75 for the five-year average.

Corn planted was 74 percent, ahead of 57 last year, and near 72 average. Emerged was 45 percent, ahead of 34 last year, but near 46 average.

Soybeans planted was 37 percent, well ahead of 14 last year, and ahead of 22 average. Emerged was 15 percent, ahead of 4 last year and 7 average.

Sorghum planted was 9 percent, ahead of 2 last year and 4 average.

Cotton planted was 29 percent, ahead of 14 last year and 10 average.

Sunflowers planted was 16 percent, ahead of 1 last year and 2 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 34 fair, 47 good, and 6 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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