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About half of wheat crop ready for harvest

Kansas

Precipitation during the week ending June 21 was light to moderate in the west, but heavy in the eastern half of Kansas, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office, June 22.

Temperatures were warm as well reaching over 90 degrees across Kansas. Producers averaged 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is rated as 8 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated as 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Fieldwork activities included beginning wheat harvest, cutting alfalfa, pesticide application, and planting remaining row crops.

Ninety-five percent of the wheat is turning color, compared to 91 percent last year and 97 percent for the 5-year average. Forty-eight percent is considered ripe for harvest, compared to 34 percent the previous year and 70 percent for the 5-year average. Five percent has been harvested, the same as 2008 but behind the 5-year average of 31 percent. The wheat condition is rated as 6 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Corn condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. Eighty-three percent of the sorghum has been planted, ahead of the previous year at 71 percent but the same as the 5-year average. Sixty-three percent has emerged, compared to 48 percent for last year and 67 percent for the 5-year average. Sorghum condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 82 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

Ninety percent of the soybeans have been planted, compared to 77 percent last year and 87 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-four percent have emerged, compared to 68 percent the previous year and 79 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Ninety-one percent of the cotton is planted, compared to 100 percent the previous year and 93 percent for the 5-year average.

Cotton condition is rated as 4 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Sixty-four percent of the sunflowers have been planted, compared to 68 percent the previous year and 76 percent for the 5-year average. Forty percent have emerged, compared to 31 percent for 2008 and 52 percent for the 5-year average. Sunflower condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 77 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Fifteen percent of the second cutting of alfalfa has been completed, compared to 19 percent the previous year and 32 percent for the 5-year average.

Range and pasture condition is rated as 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Feed grain supplies were rated as 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 93 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Hay and forage supplies were rated as 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were estimated as 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.



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