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Dry Season Showing Up in Kansas Crop Conditions
Kansas Ag Connection - 09/27/2022

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 43% very short, 33% short, 23% adequate, and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 51% very short, 34% short, 15% adequate, and 0% surplus.

Winter wheat planted was 19%, behind 25% last year, and near 23% for the five-year average. Emerged was 3%, near 5% last year and 6% average.

Corn condition rated 27% very poor, 23% poor, 27% fair, 21% good, and 2% excellent. Corn dented was 95%, near 96% last year and 97% average. Mature was 72%, behind 78% last year, and near 76% average. Harvested was 35%, near 34% last year, and ahead of 29% average.

Soybean condition rated 20% very poor, 23% poor, 30% fair, 25% good, and 2% excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 53%, near 54% last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 9%, ahead of 3% last year and 4% average.

Sorghum condition rated 23% very poor, 29% poor, 29% fair, 17% good, and 2% excellent. Sorghum coloring was 85%, behind 94% last year and 92% average. Mature was 34%, behind 51% last year and 39% average. Harvested was 4%, behind 10% last year, and near 6% average.

Cotton condition rated 7% very poor, 42% poor, 32% fair, 18% good, and 1% excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 61%, ahead of 53% last year and 47% average. Harvested was 2%, near 1% both last year and average.

Sunflowers harvested was 1%, near 3% last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and range conditions rated 42% very poor, 29% poor, 19% fair, 10% good, and 0% 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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