MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) – For the week ending May 26, 2019, there were 0.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 0 short, 51 adequate, and 49 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 60 adequate, and 39 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 45 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat headed was 84 percent, near 86 last year, and behind 93 for the five-year average. Coloring was 7 percent.

Corn planted was 70 percent, well behind 91 last year, and behind 88 average. Emerged was 49 percent, well behind 77 last year and 69 average.

Soybeans planted was 22 percent, well behind 63 last year, and behind 41 average. Emerged was 12 percent, well behind 39 last year, and behind 22 average.

Sorghum planted was 4 percent, behind 18 last year and 13 average. Cotton planted was 24 percent, well behind 57 last year, and near 28 average.

Sunflowers planted was 2 percent, behind 15 last year and 7 average. Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 29 fair, 54 good, and 13 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.

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