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Kansas Soil Moisture Rated Mostly Adequate
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/07/2018

For the week ending Sunday, there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 10 percent very short, 29 short, 58 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 31 short, 56 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Corn condition rated 8 percent very poor, 15 poor, 29 fair, 41 good, and 7 excellent. Corn silking was 96 percent, ahead of 89 last year, and near 92 for the five-year average. Dough was 65 percent, ahead of 48 both last year and average. Dented was 23 percent, ahead of 9 last year and 7 average.

Soybean condition rated 6 percent very poor, 15 poor, 36 fair, 39 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 89 percent, ahead of 83 last year and 75 average. Setting pods was 63 percent, ahead of 48 last year, and well ahead of 38 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 58 percent, ahead of 41 last year and 42 average. Coloring was 6 percent, near 2 last year and 3 average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 55 good, and 12 excellent. Cotton squaring was 96 percent, well ahead of 68 last year and 73 average. Setting bolls was 34 percent, ahead of 28 last year and 24 average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 13 percent very poor, 22 poor, 36 fair, 27 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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