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Kansas Pastures Rated Mostly Good to Excellent
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 25 short, 63 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 30 short, 57 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 16 percent very poor, 30 poor, 37 fair, 15 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat harvested was 92 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 85 for the five-year average.

Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 7 excellent. Corn silking was 48 percent, ahead of 34 both last year and average. Dough was 6 percent, near 3 both last year and average.

Soybean condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 38 fair, 47 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 38 percent, ahead of 25 last year, and well ahead of 15 average. Setting pods was 5 percent, near 3 last year and 1 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 33 fair, 54 good, and 6 excellent. Sorghum headed was 6 percent, near 4 last year and 3 average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 34 fair, 59 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 55 percent, well ahead of 17 last year and 21 average.

Sunflowers planted was 92 percent, near 96 last year and 94 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 7 percent very poor, 21 poor, 39 fair, 30 good, and 3 excellent.

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