Kansas

Statewide, wheat harvesting advanced to 80% complete, compared to 6% last year and 20% for the five-year average, according to the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service and the Kansas State University Research and Extension Service June 26.

South central Kansas is 90% complete, and most other areas of the state progressed rapidly, except the eastern one-third, where harvest was hampered by rain.

All of the state's wheat is reported to be ripe, compared to 59% normally ripe by this time.

Corn is 5% silked, compared to 1% last year and 2% average. Condition is rated 1% excellent, 52% good, 29% fair, 6% poor and 2% very poor. Although the condition improved slightly from last week, some dryland corn remains in need of moisture.

Ninety-six percent of soybeans have emerged, compared with 77% average. Soybean condition is rated 11% excellent, 60% good, 26% fair and 3% poor. Twelve percent of the soybeans are blooming, compared with 2% last week and 4% for the five-year average.

Sorghum emergence is estimated at 94%, compared to 80% emergence last year. Sorghum condition is rated 5% excellent, 59% good, 28% fair, 6% poor and 2% very poor.

Sunflower planting is reported to be 92% complete, compared with 86% last year. Sunflower emergence is estimated at 79%, compared with 64% the previous week. Sunflower condition is rated 3% excellent, 61% good, 33% fair and 3% poor.

Statewide, an average of 4.5 days were suitable for field work.

Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 13% very short, 35% short, 37% adequate and 15% surplus. The subsoil moisture profile is rated 11% very short, 37% short, 46% adequate and 67% surplus.

Pasture conditions are rated 6% excellent, 39% good, 34% fair, 15% poor and 6% very poor.

Second cutting of alfalfa is underway and is 61% completed statewide, compared with 26% last year and 27% for the five year average.

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