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Weather leaves little time for fieldwork

Kansas

Precipitation during the week ending June 14 was moderate to heavy across Kansas, along with damaging hail in a few areas, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office, June 15.

Producers averaged 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is rated as 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated as 2 percent very short, 9 percent short, 86 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Fieldwork activities included cutting alfalfa, pesticide applications, and planting row crops.

Eighty percent of the wheat is turning color, compared to 69 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. Nine percent is considered ripe for harvest, compared to 12 percent last year and 41 percent for the 5- year average. The wheat condition is rated as 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Insect infestation of the wheat crop is rated as 71 percent none, 24 percent light, 4 percent moderate, and 1 percent severe. Disease infestation is rated as 44 percent none, 36 percent light, 17 percent moderate, and 3 percent severe.

Corn condition is rated as 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.

Seventy-three percent of the sorghum has been planted, compared to 57 percent the previous year and 72 percent for the 5-year average. Forty-nine percent has emerged, compared to 32 percent for the previous year and 50 percent for the 5-year average. Sorghum condition is rated as 3 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 76 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

Eighty-two percent of soybeans have been planted, compared to 69 percent last year and 81 percent for the 5-year average. Seventy percent have emerged, compared to 57 percent the previous year and the same as the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Forty-six percent of the sunflowers have been planted, compared to 52 percent the previous year and 60 percent for the 5-year average. Twenty-two percent have emerged, compared to 19 percent the previous year and 34 percent for the 5-year average. Sunflower condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 10 percent fair, 81 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Eighty-four percent of the cotton is planted, compared to 97 percent the previous year and the same as the 5-year average. Cotton condition is rated as 2 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.

Ninety-five percent of the first cutting of alfalfa has been completed, compared to 89 percent the previous year and the same as the 5-year average.

Range and pasture condition is rated as 2 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Feed grain supplies were rated as 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 93 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Hay and forage supplies were rated as 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were estimated as 2 percent very short, 3 percent short, 90 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.



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