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Kansas Corn and Soybeans Progressing Near Average
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/03/2021

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 11% very short, 33% short, 54% adequate, and 2% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9% very short, 31% short, 58% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 8% poor, 25% fair, 54% good, and 11% excellent. Corn silking was 88%, equal to both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 46%, behind 51% last year, but near 42% average. Dented was 4%, behind 10% last year, and near 8% average.

Soybean condition rated 4% very poor, 6% poor, 31% fair, 53% good, and 6% excellent. Soybeans blooming was 71%, behind 77% last year, and near 72% average. Setting pods was 39%, behind 53% last year, but near 38% average.

Sorghum condition rated 2% very poor, 5% poor, 27% fair, 60% good, and 6% excellent. Sorghum headed was 43%, near 41% last year, and ahead of 38% average. Coloring was 3%, equal to both last year and average.

Cotton condition rated 0% very poor, 5% poor, 34% fair, 56% good, and 5% excellent. Cotton squaring was 84%, near 85% last year, but ahead of 76% average. Setting bolls was 43%, ahead of 27% last year, and well ahead of 23% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 3% very poor, 13% poor, 32% fair, 48% good, and 4% excellent.

Data for this news were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.


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