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Kansas Crops Maturing Ahead of Averages
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/07/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 34% short, 52% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12% very short, 34% short, 53% adequate, and 1% surplus.

Winter wheat mature was 98%, ahead of 87% last year, and near 96% for the five-year average. Harvested was 80%, well ahead of 52% last year, and near 76% average.

Corn condition rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 36% fair, 44% good, and 8% excellent. Corn silking was 27%, ahead of 16% last year, but near 30% average. Dough was 4%, near 1% last year and 2% average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 7% poor, 35% fair, 52% good, and 5% excellent. Soybeans emerged was 98%, ahead of 87% last year and 91% average. Blooming was 30%, well ahead of 5% last year, and ahead of 14% average. Setting pods was 1%, equal to average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 40% fair, 48% good, and 3% excellent. Sorghum headed was 6%, near 4% last year and 5% average.

Cotton condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 52% fair, 35% good, and 2% excellent. Cotton squaring was 45%, well ahead of 22% last year and 24% average. Setting bolls was 4%.

Sunflowers planted was 93%, ahead of 88% last year, and near 91% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 18% poor, 38% fair, 38% 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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