Kansas crop progress, condition is reported
For the week ending Sunday, Oct. 17, there were four and a half days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12 percent very short, 25 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and seven percent surplus.
Subsoil moisture supplies rated 12 percent very short, 31 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and three percent surplus.
Field Crops Report:
• Winter wheat planted was 75 percent, behind 83 percent last year, but ahead of 68 percent for the five-year average.
• Emerged was 47 percent, behind 59 percent last year, but near 46 percent average.
• Corn harvested was 75 percent, near 74 percent last year, and ahead of 66 percent average.
• Soybean condition rated four percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 49 percent good, and seven percent excellent.
• Soybeans dropping leaves was 90 percent, near 94 percent last year and 91 percent average. Harvested was 41 percent, well behind 61 percent last year, but ahead of 35 percent average.
• Sorghum condition rated five percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.
• Sorghum mature was 88 percent, behind 94 percent last year, but near 85 percent average. Harvested was 44 percent, near 46 percent last year, but ahead of 30 percent average.
• Cotton condition rated one percent very poor, three percent poor, 45 percent fair, 47 percent good, and four percent excellent.
• Cotton bolls opening was 90 percent, near 87 percent last year, and ahead of 81 percent average. Harvested was three percent, near five percent both last year and average.
• Sunflowers harvested was 40 percent, near 36 percent last year, and ahead of 23 percent average.
Pasture and Range Report:
Pasture and range conditions rated 11 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 33 percent good, and two percent excellent.
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State. Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j. Access Crop Progress and Condition graphical products at https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2021/index.php