Wheat Hopes Fading on Lack of Moisture

 

MANHATTAN, Kan. April 2, 2018 – For the week ending April 1, 2018, there were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 33 percent very short, 35 short, 31 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 29 percent very short, 43 short, 28 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 13 percent very poor, 34 poor, 43 fair, 10 good, and 0 excellent.

Corn planting was underway in southern counties and was 1 percent complete statewide, near 3 last year and 2 for the five-year average.