Kansas crop progress, condition as of May 7


For the week ending May 7, 2023, there were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the United States Department Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 39 percent very short, 34 percent short, 26 percent adequate and one percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 52 percent very short, 29 percent short, 19 percent adequate and zero percent surplus.

Field Crops Report:

Winter wheat condition rated 37 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 10 percent good and one percent excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 78 percent, near 81 percent last year, and 82 percent for the five-year average. Headed was 32 percent, ahead of 27 percent last year, and 24 percent average.

Corn planted was 47 percent, near 44 percent last year, and 48 percent average. Emerged was 20 percent, near 16 percent last year, and equal to average.

Soybeans planted was 29 percent, ahead of 15 percent last year, and 14 percent average. Emerged was six percent, ahead of one percent last year, and near two percent average.

Sorghum planted was three percent, near two percent both last year and average.

Cotton planted was three percent, behind 10 percent last year, and eight percent average.

Pasture and Range Report:

Pasture and range conditions rated 34 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 10 percent good and one 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/2023/index.php.

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