Temperatures across Kansas on average were higher than the normal for January, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office, Feb. 2.
Precipitation was below normal with half the counties reporting very little moisture for the month. Topsoil moisture is rated as 12 percent very short, 37 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated as 5 percent very short, 20 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
The wheat condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Wind damage to wheat has been rated at 86 percent with no damage, 12 percent with light damage, and 2 percent with moderate damage. Freeze damage has been rated at 90 percent with no damage, 9 percent with light damage, and 1 percent with moderate freeze damage. Overall winterkill to the 2009 wheat crop is rated at 90 percent with no winterkill and 10 percent with light winterkill.
Feed grain supplies were rated as 4 percent short, 89 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Hay and forage supplies were rated as 8 percent short, 85 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.
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