Kansas Fall Crop Conditions Looking Good

 

The Kansas fall crop conditions continue to be in good shape according to the latest estimates from National Ag Statistics.

The Kansas corn crop is rated 60 percent good to excellent, up two points from last week, 33 percent fair and seven percent poor to very poor. 96 percent of the crop has emerged, 10 points ahead of last year and six points ahead of the five year average.

The state’s soybean crop is rated 56 percent good to excellent, down a point from last week, 38 percent fair and six percent poor to very poor. 89 percent of the crop has been planted, well ahead of the 67 average. 75 percent of the crop has emerged, well ahead of the 46 average.

The first condition rating for the Kansas sorghum crop is 57 percent good to excellent, 40 percent fair and three percent poor to very poor. 69 percent of the crop has been planted, well ahead of the 51 average and one percent has headed.

Two percent of the Kansas wheat harvested is complete. 80 percent of the crop has colored and 29 percent has matured. 47 percent of the crop is rated poor to very poor, 32 percent fair and 16 percent good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture is rated 48 percent short to very short, down 10 points from last week and 52 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture is rated 51 percent short to very short, down three points from last week and 49 percent adequate.

The state’s cotton crop was 91 percent planted while the state’s sunflower crop is 53 percent planted.

The state’s pasture and range condition is rated 32 percent good to excellent, the same as last week, 44 percent fair and 24 percent poor to very poor.

Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service