MANHATTAN, Kan. June 17, 2019 – For the week ending June 16, 2019, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 80 adequate, and 18 surplus. Subsoil
moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 77 adequate, and 21 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 10 poor, 29 fair, 46 good, and 12 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 92 last year and 90 for the five-year average. Mature was 21 percent, well behind 59 last year. Harvested was 1 percent,
behind 20 last year and 12 average.

Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 11 poor, 39 fair, 42 good, and 5 excellent. Corn planted was 96 percent, near 99 both last year and average. Emerged was 83 percent, behind 99 last year and 96 average.
Soybeans planted was 74 percent, behind 93 last year and 82 average. Emerged was 45 percent, well behind 83 last year and 65 average.

Sorghum planted was 55 percent, well behind 84 last year, and behind 71 average.

Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 12 poor, 52 fair, 32 good, and 2 excellent. Cotton planted was 91 percent, behind 96 last year, but ahead of 83 average.

Sunflowers planted was 58 percent, behind 68 last year, and near 59 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 21 fair, 58 good, and 18 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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