Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report September 11

MANHATTAN, Kan. September 11, 2018 – For the week ending September 9, 2018, there
were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics
Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 8 short, 71 adequate, and
19 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 13 short, 77 adequate, and
7 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat planted was 3 percent, equal to both last year and for the
five-year average.

Corn condition rated 11 percent very poor, 17 poor, 26 fair, 36 good, and 10 excellent. Corn
dented was 89 percent, ahead of 83 last year and 82 average. Mature was 49 percent, ahead of
43 last year and 35 average. Harvested was 9 percent, equal to last year, and near 8 average.

Soybean condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 32 fair, 45 good, and 11 excellent.
Soybeans setting pods was 95 percent, near 97 last year, and equal to average. Dropping leaves
was 16 percent, near 18 last year and 13 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 52 good, and 18 excellent.
Sorghum coloring was 74 percent, ahead of 63 last year and 65 average. Mature was 10 percent,
near 8 last year and 11 average. Harvested was 2 percent, near 1 both last year and average.

Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 1 poor, 27 fair, 58 good, and 13 excellent. Cotton
bolls opening was 24 percent, near 22 last year, and ahead of 17 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 6 percent very poor, 14 poor,
34 fair, 37 good, and 9 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.