Kansas Wheat Crop Condition Improves Slightly

As of Sunday, the nation's wheat crop was 30% good/excellent, 35% fair and 35 poor/very poor. In Kansas 13% good/excellent, 43 fair and 44 poor/very poor. Corn planting is 2% complete, which is the same as the five year average.

National Report release April 9, 2018


Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report

For the week ending April 8, 2018, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 35 percent very short, 35 short, 30 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 32 percent very short, 39 short, 29 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 13 percent very poor, 31 poor, 43 fair, 12 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointing was 13 percent, well behind 41 last year and 35 for the five-year average.

Corn planting was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 7 average.

Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

For the week ending April 8, 2018, there were 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 77 adequate, and 4 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 25 short, 70 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 poor, 34 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent.

Oats planted was 18 percent, behind 36 last year, and well behind 38 for the five-year average. Emerged was 2 percent, near 5 last year and 4 average.

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Story source: USDA-NASS reports

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