Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal



Farm Survey


AgriMartin
Journal Getaways


Reader Comment:
by Eliza Winters

"I think that the new emission standards are a great move. I think that the"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

Hot temps help harvest

Kansas

Precipitation during the week ending June 28 was light across the Northern and Eastern counties with a handful of counties receiving greater than 1 inch of moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office, June 29.

Temperatures were hot across Kansas reaching over 100 degrees in most areas. Producers averaged 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture is rated as 1 percent very short, 14 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated as 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Fieldwork activities included wheat harvest, cutting alfalfa, pesticide application, and planting remaining row crops.

Eighty-seven percent of the wheat is ripe, compared to 81 percent last year and 93 percent for the 5-year average. Forty-seven percent has been harvested, compared to 32 percent the previous year and 61 percent for the 5-year average. The wheat condition is rated as 4 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

Six percent of the corn is silked, compared to 11 percent in 2008 and 19 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.

Ninety-three percent of the sorghum has been planted, ahead of the previous year at 88 percent but the same as the 5-year average. Seventy-nine percent has emerged, compared to 69 percent for last year and 81 percent for the 5- year average. Sorghum condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 74 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

Ninety-five percent of the soybeans have been planted, compared to 83 percent in 2008 and 92 percent for the 5-year average. Eighty-nine percent have emerged, compared to 76 percent the previous year and 86 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition is rated as 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.

Ninety-five percent of the cotton is planted, compared to 100 percent the previous year and 97 percent for the 5-year average. Fourteen percent is squaring, the same as last year and ahead of the 5-year average of 12 percent. Cotton condition is rated as 4 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.

Seventy-five percent of the sunflowers have been planted, compared to 73 percent the previous year and 85 percent for the 5-year average. Fifty-five percent have emerged, compared to 57 percent for 2008 and 68 percent for the 5-year average. Sunflower condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 80 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Forty-three percent of the second cutting of alfalfa has been completed, compared to 38 percent the previous year and 53 percent for the 5-year average.

Range and pasture condition is rated as 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Feed grain supplies were rated as 4 percent short, 94 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Hay and forage supplies were rated as 4 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were rated as 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.



Google
 
Web hpj.com

Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email: webmaster@hpj.com

 

Archives Search







Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives