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58 Percent of Kansas Winter Wheat Good to Excellent
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/11/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 74 adequate, and 24 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 73 adequate, and 26 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 30 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 49 percent, well behind 75 last year and 74 for the five-year average. Mature was 2 percent, well behind 25 last year.

Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 39 fair, 42 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 89 percent, behind 98 last year and 97 average. Emerged was 73 percent, well behind 95 last year, and behind 90 average.

Soybeans planted was 48 percent, well behind 88 last year and 69 average. Emerged was 24 percent, well behind 73 last year and 50 average.

Sorghum planted was 25 percent, well behind 64 last year and 50 average.

Cotton condition rated 13 percent very poor, 15 poor, 40 fair, 31 good, and 1 excellent. Cotton planted was 76 percent, behind 89 last year, but near 72 average.

Sunflowers planted was 38 percent, behind 51 last year, but near 37 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 23 fair, 56 good, and 17 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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