Corn Planting Just About Wrapped Up in Kansas

 

Kansas farmers have just about wrapped corn planting for the season and continue ahead of the pace with their fall crop planting.

The latest estimates from National Ag Statistics, has the state’s corn crop at 58 percent good to excellent, up a point from last week, 36 percent fair and six percent poor to very poor. 97 percent of the crop has been planted and 90 percent has emerged, well ahead of 74 last year and 80 for the five-year average.

The first condition rating for soybeans shows the Kansas crop rated 57 percent good to excellent, 37 percent fair and six percent poor to very poor. 79 percent of the crop has been planted, well ahead of 56 last year and 50 for the average. 61 percent of the crop has emerged, well ahead of 37 last year and 31 for the average.

36 percent of the state’s sorghum has been planted, ahead of 23 last year and 28 for the average.

77 percent of the state’s cotton crop and 36 percent of the state’s sunflower crop has been planted.

The condition of the state’s winter wheat crop is now 49 percent poor to very poor, down a point from last week, 35 percent fair and 16 percent good to excellent. 96 percent of the crop has headed while 48 percent has colored, behind 59 last year but ahead of the 43 average. Three percent of the crop has matured. There have been reports of wheat being cut in northern portions of Oklahoma.

Topsoil moisture is rated 62 percent adequate to surplus, up 10 points from last week and 38 percent short to very short. Subsoil moisture is rated 52 percent adequate to surplus, up seven points from last week and 48 percent short to very short.

The state’s pasture and range condition is rated 24 percent poor to very poor, down five points from last week, 44 percent fair and 32 percent adequate to surplus.