Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report July 31

 

MANHATTAN, Kan. July 31, 2017 – For the week ending July 30, 2017, above normal temperatures at the beginning of the week gave way to milder temperatures as the week progressed, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall was recorded across most of the State, with many areas receiving one inch or more. Approximately one half of the State was experiencing drought conditions. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 11 percent very short, 37 short, 48 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 6 percent very short, 34 short, 59 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 31 fair, 47 good, and 9 excellent. Corn silking was 83 percent, behind 91 last year and the five-year average of 88. Dough was 31 percent, near 30 last year, but behind 38 average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 41 fair, 48 good, and 3 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 73 percent, ahead of 67 last year and 63 average. Setting pods was 27 percent, near 28 last year and 23 average.

Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 30 fair, 58 good, and 5 excellent. Sorghum headed was 26 percent, behind 44 last year, but near 28 average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 29 fair, 60 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton squaring was 60 percent, near 62 last year, and behind 69 average. Setting bolls was 21 percent, near 17 last year, and equal to average.

Sunflower condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 32 fair, 62 good, and 4 excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 24 percent, behind 35 last year, and near 26 average.

Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 57 good, and 4 excellent. Alfalfa third cutting was 65 percent, ahead of 53 last year and 46 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 8 poor, 32 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent.

Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 12 short, 86 adequate, and 1 surplus.