Kansas crop progress, conditions as of June 19
For the week ending June 19, there were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 16 percent very short, 29 percent short, 52 percent adequate and three percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 19 percent very short, 25 percent short, 53 percent adequate and three percent surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 16 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 25 percent good and two percent excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 94 percent, near 90 percent last year. Mature was 70 percent, ahead of 54 percent last year and 56 percent for the five-year average. Harvested was 27 percent, ahead of 11 percent last year and 18 percent average.
Corn condition rated two percent very poor, nine percent poor, 34 percent fair, 45 percent good and 10 percent excellent. Corn emerged was 93 percent, near 94 percent both last year and average. Silking was two percent, near three percent both last year and average.
Soybean condition rated one percent very poor, five percent poor, 31 percent fair, 54 percent good and nine percent excellent. Soybeans planted was 83 percent, behind 89 percent both last year and average. Emerged was 70 percent, near 74 percent last year and behind 75 percent average.
Sorghum condition rated two percent very poor, five percent poor, 35 percent fair, 54 percent good and four percent excellent. Sorghum planted was 72 percent, behind 81 percent last year and 79 percent average. Headed was one percent, equal to average.
Cotton condition rated five percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 35 percent good and four percent excellent. Cotton squaring was 13 percent, behind 19 percent last year, but near nine percent average.
Sunflowers planted was 59 percent, behind 75 percent last year and 72 percent average.
Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 12 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 39 percent good and four percent excellent.