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Kansas Corn Crop Progressing Right on Schedule
Kansas Ag Connection - 07/28/2020

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 21% short, 64% adequate, and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 22% short, 65% adequate, and 4% surplus.

Corn condition rated 4% very poor, 8% poor, 28% fair, 48% good, and 12% excellent. Corn silking was 79%, ahead of 66% last year, but near 80% for the five-year average. Dough was 36%, ahead of 21% last year and 24% average. Dented was 4%, near 1% last year and 2% average.

Soybean condition rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 27% fair, 55% good, and 12% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 68%, well ahead of 37% last year, and ahead of 58% average. Setting pods was 40%, well ahead of 10% last year, and ahead of 21% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 49% good, and 12% excellent. Sorghum headed was 27%, ahead of 9% last year and 20% average. Coloring was 1%, equal to both last year and average.

Cotton condition rated 2% very poor, 9% poor, 36% fair, 48% good, and 5% excellent. Cotton squaring was 81%, ahead of 65% last year and 64% average. Setting bolls was 22%, ahead of 14% last year and 12% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 4% very poor, 12% poor, 34% fair, 44% 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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