Kansas crop progress, condition reported as of December 3

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For the week ending Dec. 3, there were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 22 percent very short, 30 percent short, 39 percent adequate and nine percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 29 percent very short, 37 percent short, 32 percent adequate and two percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Winter wheat condition rated 11 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 35 percent good and five percent excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 96 percent, ahead of 89 percent last year, and near 93 percent for the five-year average.

Cotton harvested was 92 percent, near 94 percent last year, but ahead of 73 percent average.

Sunflowers harvested was 97 percent, near 100 percent last year, and equal to average.

Pasture and Range Report

Pasture and range conditions rated 16 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 18 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.

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