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63 Percent of Kansas Pastures, Ranges Good to Excellent
Kansas Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

For the week ending Sunday, there were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 26 short, 62 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 21 short, 70 adequate, and 4 surplus.

Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 10 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 9 excellent. Corn silking was 93 percent, behind 98 last year, and near 97 for the five-year average. Dough was 55 percent, well behind 75 last year, and behind 68 average. Dented was 21 percent, behind 39 last year, and near 23 average. Mature was 1 percent, near 5 last year, and equal to average.

Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 38 fair, 45 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 73 percent, well behind 93 last year, and behind 86 average. Setting pods was 39 percent, well behind 72 last year, and behind 58 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 29 fair, 53 good, and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 47 percent, well behind 70 last year, and behind 63 average. Coloring was 6 percent, behind 14 last year, and near 8 average.

Cotton condition rated 5 percent very poor, 18 poor, 40 fair, 34 good, and 3 excellent. Cotton squaring was 85 percent, behind 99 last year, but near 83 average. Setting bolls was 38 percent, behind 51 last year, and near 39 average. Bolls opening was 1 percent, equal to both last year and average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 27 fair, 58 good, and 7 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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