Kansas

Statewide, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 7, says the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service.

Hot, dry weather allowed wheat harvest to finish up in virtually all areas.

Topsoil moisture was rated 27% very short, 47% short, 25% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 26% very short, 39% short and 35% adequate.

Corn condition is rated 5% very poor, 14% poor, 37% fair, 39% good and 5% excellent. Corn is 23% tasseled, compared to 45% last year and 33% for the five-year average.

Sorghum condition is rated 3% very poor, 15% poor, 40% fair, 40% good and 2% excellent. Sorghum emerged is 95%, compared with 99% last year.

Soybean condition is 1% very poor, 8% poor, 39% fair, 46% good and 6% excellent. Twenty percent of the soybean crop was blooming, compared with 28% last year, and 27% for the five-year average.

Sunflower condition is 2% very poor, 10% poor, 41% fair, 46% good and 1% excellent. Planting is 98% completed, compared to 100 % last year and the five-year average of 96%. Sunflower emergence is 88%, compared to 97% last year and the state average of 89%.

Second cutting of alfalfa is 82% completed, compared to 93% last year and 77% for the five-year average. Third cutting of alfalfa is just starting, in some areas.

Pasture conditions are rated 19% very poor, 26% poor, 25% fair, 24% good and 6% excellent.

Hay and forage supplies are 30% short or very short and 70% adequate or surplus.

Stock water supplies are 11% very short, 24% short and 65% adequate.

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