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Harvest reaches 96 percent completion

Kansas

Kansas was dry for the most part during the week ending July 12 with only small pocket areas getting greater than an inch of precipitation, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office, July 13.

Producers averaged 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is rated as 3 percent very short, 27 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated as 2 percent very short, 17 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Fieldwork activities for the week included wheat harvest, cutting alfalfa, and applying pesticides to row crops.

Ninety-six percent of the wheat has been harvested, compared to 93 percent the previous year and 95 percent for the 5-year average. Fifty percent of the corn is silked, compared to 43 percent in 2008 and 57 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition is rated as 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

Ninety-seven percent of the sorghum has emerged, compared to the previous year at 94 percent and 96 percent for the 5-year average. Sorghum condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.

Twenty-five percent of the soybeans are blooming, compared to 23 percent in 2008 and 36 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Forty-six percent of the cotton is squaring, compared to 85 percent last year and the 5-year average of 51 percent.

Cotton condition is rated as 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Ninety-five percent of the sunflowers have been planted, compared to 82 percent the previous year and 94 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-seven percent have emerged, compared to 77 percent for 2008 and 86 percent for the 5-year average. Eight percent are in bloom, compared to none last year and 2 percent for the 5-year average. Sunflower condition is rated as 1 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 69 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Eighty-five percent of the second cutting of alfalfa has been completed, compared to 80 percent the previous year and 84 percent for the 5-year average.

Range and pasture condition is rated as 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Feed grain supplies were rated as 6 percent short, 92 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Hay and forage supplies were rated as 4 percent short, 85 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were rated as 4 percent short, 92 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.



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