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Kansas Harvests Outpace 2020 Progress
Kansas Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 14% very short, 28% short, 51% adequate, and 7% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 13% very short, 36% short, 49% adequate, and 2% surplus.

Winter wheat planted was 63%, behind 71% last year, but ahead of 55% for the five-year average. Emerged was 31%, behind 47% last year, and near 33% average. Corn mature was 98%, near 95% last year, and ahead of 93% average. Harvested was 66%, ahead of 60% last year and 55% average.

Soybean condition rated 6% very poor, 9% poor, 31% fair, 46% good, and 8% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 84%, behind 90% last year, but near 82% average. Harvested was 27%, behind 37% last year, but ahead of 21% average.

Sorghum condition rated 4% very poor, 11% poor, 31% fair, 45% good, and 9% excellent. Sorghum mature was 81%, behind 86% last year, but ahead of 74% average. Harvested was 32%, near 28% last year, and ahead of 20% average.

Cotton condition rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 39% fair, 50% good, and 3% excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 83%, ahead of 77% last year and 72% average. Harvested was 2%, equal to last year, and near 3% average.

Sunflowers harvested was 27%, ahead of 19% last year and 12% average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 8% very poor, 18% poor, 38% fair, 34% good, and 2% 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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