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Most of Kansas Gets Over an Inch of Rain
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/20/2017

For the week ending Sunday, rain fell across most of the State, with many counties receiving more than one inch, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Strong winds and localized hail were reported in eastern Kansas. Temperatures averaged six to eight degrees above normal for the week. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 15 short, 76 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 1 percent very short, 8 short, 86 adequate, and 5 surplus.

Winter wheat condition rated 9 percent very poor, 14 poor, 31 fair, 40 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 96 percent, near 97 last year, but ahead of 90 for the five-year average. Mature was 61 percent. Harvested was 22 percent, equal to last year, and near 25 average.

Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 6 poor, 32 fair, 52 good, and 9 excellent. Corn emerged was 95 percent, near 99 last year and 98 average. Silking was 4 percent, near 5 last year, and equal to average.

Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 30 fair, 63 good, and 4 excellent. Soybeans planted was 90 percent, near 87 last year, and ahead of 84 average. Emerged was 78 percent, ahead of 66 last year and 68 average.

Sorghum condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 24 fair, 71 good, and 3 excellent. Sorghum planted was 77 percent, behind 82 last year, and near 78 average. Emerged was 44 percent.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 15 fair, 79 good, and 4 excellent. Cotton planted was 89 percent, well ahead of 66 last year, and ahead of 83 average. Squaring was 1 percent, behind 7 last year, and near 3 average.

Sunflowers planted was 67 percent, equal to last year, and near 65 average. Emerged was 32 percent, behind 41 last year and 38 average.

Alfalfa hay condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 68 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa hay first cutting was 98 percent complete, near 96 last year, and ahead of 92 average. Second cutting was 30 percent complete, ahead of 17 last year.

Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 19 fair, 64 good, and 15 excellent.

Stock water supplies were 0 percent very short, 1 short, 93 adequate, and 6 surplus.

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