Kansas Fall Harvest and Wheat Planting Entering Final Stages


The Kansas fall harvest and winter wheat planting are starting to wrap up across the state.

The latest estimates from Kansas Ag Statistics Service estimates that as of Sunday, 93 percent of the corn harvest was complete, behind 99 last year, and near 96 for the five-year average.

The state’s soybean harvest is 91 percent complete, near 93 last year and equal to the average.

The Kansas sorghum harvest is 77 percent complete, behind 90 last year and 84 average.

The state’s cotton harvest is 25 percent complete, behind 33 last year and 41 average. The Kansas sunflower harvest is 74 percent complete, near 77 last year and 76 average.

Topsoil moisture is rated 73 percent adequate to surplus and 27 percent short to very short. Subsoil moisture is rated 74 percent adequate to surplus and 26 percent short to very short.

The state’s pasture and range condition is rated 47 percent good to excellent, 36 percent fair and 17 percent poor to very poor. Stock water supplies are rated 83 percent adequate and 17 percent short to very short.


Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service